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Developing Countries: Religious Freedom

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL5497, tabled on 21 February 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the link between the protection of religious minority groups and alleviating global poverty.

Answered on

2 March 2017

A commitment to human rights underpins the four strategic objectives of the Government's UK Aid Strategy, which include tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable. Freedom of belief is one of a range of human rights that DFID considers through its Partnership Principles Assessments when providing financial support to governments.