I wish to update the House on the progress of the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) for the Financial Year 2018/19, as well as to announce the initial regional and thematic allocations for this financial year 2019/20.
The CSSF is a cross-government fund which uses both official development assistance (ODA) and non-ODA resources to deliver against both national security and UK Aid objectives, through security, defence, peacekeeping, peace-building and stability activity. In 2018/19, the CSSF spent £1,256.8 million against a cross-government allocation of £1,258.8 million (99.84%). A further breakdown of spend against regional and thematic allocation, by department and by discretionary and non-discretionary spend is included in the CSSF’s Annual Report for 2018/19, published today.
The report includes examples of successful programmes and results as well as ways in which the CSSF has made improvements. A copy of this document is attached and has been published on Gov.uk.
FY 19/20 Allocations
Middle East North Africa
Eastern Europe, Central Asia
Good Governance Fund (Western Balkans and Eastern Europe)
Counter Terrorism Programme Fund
National Security Communications
Serious and Organised Crime
Commonwealth 18-20 Fund
MOD Deployed Military Activity Pool
MOD Afghan Security – Operation TORAL
MOD Operation TOSCA – UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
MOD UN Operations in Africa – Operation CATAN (Somalia) and Operation TRENTON (South Sudan)
Corporate Delivery Support & Other (this includes Stabilisation Unit, Joint Funds Unit and pilot activities)
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