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International Development Act 2002

Section 4

22.This section provides (in subsection (1)) for the Secretary of State to undertake activities or enter into arrangements which, while they might not in themselves meet the tests set out in sections 1, 2 and 3, are preparatory to, or will facilitate the provision of, assistance under these sections. An example of such activity is the commissioning of research.

23.In subsection (2) of section 4, the Secretary of State is provided with the power to support organisations and activities that promote an awareness of global poverty, if doing so is likely to contribute to a reduction in poverty.

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