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Integrated Activity Fund

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 159490, tabled on 2 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the terms of reference are for the Integrated Activity Fund; and which projects have received funding from that fund.

Answered on

10 July 2018

The Gulf Integrated Activity Fund (IAF) was introduced in the 2015 Spending Round and spending commenced in Financial Year 16/17 to enable activity when funding from core departmental, or other sources, cannot be made available to service the British Government's Gulf Strategy. It is intended to support the delivery of flexible, cross-cutting and sustained investment in the region.

The IAF provides funding in support of a range of programmes across the Gulf Region. These include, but are not limited to, activities focusing on aquaculture, sport and culture, healthcare and institutional capacity building. We are not able to disclose information related to IAF programmes in greater detail as we have a duty to maintain the confidence and confidentiality of our partners. All of our work is in line with international standards and aims to share the UK's expertise and experience.