To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) due diligence and (b) evaluation her Department conducts of its partners' commitment to (i) the Partnership Principles and (ii) promoting freedom of religion or belief when allocating her Department's funding to governments.
12 February 2018
In determining UKAid funding to governments DFID assesses their commitment to each of four Partnership Principles. One of the Principles is commitment to human rights, which includes freedom of religion or belief. Evidence of lack of commitment to the Principles would influence choices on the level and the manner of aid provision, for example by providing aid through civil society organisations rather than through government bodies.