Statement made by
I wish to update the House on the progress of the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) for Financial Year 2020/21, as well as to announce the initial regional and thematic allocations for this Financial Year (2021/22).
The CSSF is a cross-government fund which uses both Official Development Assistance (ODA) and non-ODA funding to enable the integrated delivery of National Security Council priorities. In 2020/21, the CSSF spent £1,260.2m million against a final cross-government allocation of £1,264.8m million (99.64% spend). 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 2020/21, published today.
The report outlines how the Fund adapted to and tackled challenges caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. It details further improvements made on monitoring and evaluating results to ensure value for money, including the introduction of new fund level outcomes: Conflict and Instability, State Threats, Transnational Threats and Women, Peace and Security. The report demonstrates how CSSF programmes have delivered clear and impactful results against these fund outcomes across portfolios.
A copy of this document will be placed in the libraries of both Houses and has been published on GOV.UK.
The CSSF allocation for Financial Year 2021/22 is £875.61m, of which £375.48m is ODA and £500.13m is non-ODA. The CSSF will continue to to support the delivery of the Government’s top national security priorities as set out in the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, including the UK’s international response to conflict and instability, transnational threats and state threats.
FY 2021/22 Allocations (millions)
Middle East North Africa
Eastern Europe, Central Asia
Serious and Organised Crime
Gender, Peace and Security
National Security Communications Team
MOD UN Ops Africa
Corporate Delivery Support & Other (this includes Joint Funds Unit and pilot activities)
This statement has also been made in the House of Lords