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Overseas Aid: Females

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL1430, tabled on 25 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a gendered assessment took place before the cuts to Official Development Assistance this year; and if so, (1) when this was carried out, and (2) how this was carried out.

Answered on

9 July 2021

During the 2021/22 ODA allocation process, the FCDO considered risks and impacts to inform advice to Ministers. An overarching Equalities Impact Assessment analysed impacts across bilateral country spend. The assessment was considered by Ministers before decisions were made.