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(1)It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to lay before each House of Parliament each year a report about international aid pursuant to the provisions of this Act (an “annual report”).
(2)In this Act, “relevant period” means—
(a)a period of 12 months ending with 31st December, in the case of information which is normally produced by reference to calendar years,
(b)in any other case, a period of 12 months ending with 31st March.
(3)An annual report shall, subject to subsection (5), be laid before each House of Parliament as soon as practicable after 31st March each year.
(4)An annual report may revise anything contained in a previous annual report.
(5)Nothing in this Act shall be read as preventing an annual report being combined with any other report which the Secretary of State lays before either House of Parliament.
Each annual report must include the information set out in the Schedule to this Act.
The Secretary of State shall include in each annual report his assessment of the year in which he expects that the target for expenditure on official development assistance to amount to 0.7% of gross national income will be met by the United Kingdom.
(1)Each annual report must include the Secretary of State's assessment of the following matters—
(a)what progress has been made generally towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals 1 to 7,
(b)the effectiveness in pursuing Millennium Development Goals 1 to 7 of multilateral aid generally to which the United Kingdom contributes,
(c)the effectiveness in pursuing Millennium Development Goals 1 to 7 of bilateral aid provided by the United Kingdom to not fewer than 20 countries specified in the report, selected according to criteria so specified,
[F1(ca)what steps have been taken as a result of sections 1(1A) and 3(2) of the International Development Act 2002 in pursuing Millennium Development Goal 3,]
(d)what progress has been made in promoting untied aid.
(2)In this section—
(a)references to “Millennium Development Goals 1 to 7” are to Goals 1 to 7 set out in the Annex to United Nations General Assembly document A/56/326 dated 6th September 2001, entitled “Road map towards the implementation of the United Nations Millennium Declaration: Report of the Secretary General”, as those goals may be amended or modified from time to time,
(b)“untied aid” means aid which falls within subsection (3).
(3)Aid falls within this subsection if—
(a)it is either not subject to a condition restricting the states from which goods or services may be purchased using the aid, or (if it is subject to such a condition) the states from which goods or services may be purchased using the aid include all the member states of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and substantially all states which receive aid from any source, and
(b)the provider of the aid has, so far as reasonably practicable, secured that there will be no significant impediment in the purchasing process which would have the effect of a narrower restriction than that mentioned in paragraph (a) on the states from which goods or services will be purchased using the aid.
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(1)The Secretary of State shall include in each annual report such general or specific observations as he thinks appropriate on the effects of policies and programmes pursued by Government departments on—
(a)the promotion of sustainable development in countries outside the United Kingdom,
(b)the reduction of poverty in such countries.
(2)Such observations are to include observations on the pursuit of Millennium Development Goal 8, including in particular progress towards—
(a)the development of an open trading system that is rule-based and non-discriminatory and expands trading opportunities for low income countries,
(b)the development of an open financial system that is rule-based and non-discriminatory,
(c)the enhancement of debt relief for low income countries.
(3)In this section, “Millennium Development Goal 8” means Goal 8 set out in the Annex to the document mentioned in section 4(2)(a), as that goal may be amended or modified from time to time.
(1)The Secretary of State shall include in each annual report such observations as he thinks appropriate about the contribution by Government departments to the promotion of transparency in—
(a)the provision of aid, and
(b)the use made of aid provided.
(2)He shall include, in particular, observations about progress in relation to the following—
(a)specifying future allocations of aid,
(b)securing that aid supports clearly identified development objectives, agreed between those providing and those receiving the aid,
(c)promoting the better management of aid, including the prevention of corruption in relation to it,
(d)securing improvements in monitoring the use of aid.
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