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Bahrain: Overseas Aid

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 157713, tabled on 26 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 22 May and 6 June to Questions HL7776 and HL8196, whether Bahrain was a beneficiary of the Integrated Activity Fund in the 2016-17 financial year.

Answered on

3 July 2018

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has funded programmes to support building effective and accountable public and judicial institutions in Bahrain. In financial year 2016-17, £1.52 million was spent on UK expertise to support Bahraini-led reform through the Conflict Stability and Security Fund. No funding was received from the Integrated Activity Fund (IAF) in 2016-17 for this activity. The IAF funded a range of projects in the Gulf in 2016-17 and, as many of these activities are delivered across the region, it is not possible to provide a breakdown according to each beneficiary state.