To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 June (HL535), what information was contained in the (1) “qualitative analysis”, and (2) “sectoral analysis of thematic trends”.
30 July 2021
During the FCDO ODA allocation process, officials considered the risks and impacts across overall bilateral programming to inform their advice to Ministers. An overarching Equalities Impact Assessment analysed impacts across bilateral country spend and this was considered by Ministers as they reviewed plans. The assessment showed no evidence that programmes targeting those with protected characteristics are more likely to be reduced or discontinued than other programmes.
The internal allocations process also assessed alignment with the Strategic Framework for ODA, alongside UK capabilities and comparative advantage to deliver, and our public and legal commitments.