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  1. Scotland's Global Affairs Framework

    The Global Affairs Framework sets out the values and principles underpinning the Scottish Government’s international work and the basis on which the Scottish Government will prioritise its international activity.

  2. Scotland's Vision for Trade: annual report - March 2022

    Our first annual report on Scotland's Vision for Trade, outlining the range of specific actions that we have taken over the past year and our continued ambition to make trade-related decisions based on the principles of inclusive growth, wellbeing, sustainability, net zero and good governance.

  3. Call for immediate action to resettle Ukraine refugees

    First Minister urges Prime Minister to act with humanity and compassion.

  4. Disaster relief for Malawi

    £400,000 to support recovery from tropical storms.

  5. Scotland National Strategy for Economic Transformation: evidence paper

    This Evidence Paper presents evidence on the structure and performance of Scotland’s economy, and identifies areas where the new National Strategy for Economic Transformation must take action to deliver transformational improvements to Scotland’s economic performance.

  6. Supporting access to COVID-19 vaccines in Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia

    £1.5 million in Scottish Government funds for UNICEF.

  7. Zambia Development Programme 2017-2022: reporting schedule and templates

    Reporting schedule for the Zambia Development Programme from 2017 to 2022, and the reporting templates that need to be used at each point.

  8. Rwanda Development Programme 2017-2022: reporting schedule and templates

    Reporting schedule for the Rwanda Development Programme from 2017 to 2022, and the reporting templates that need to be used at each point.

  9. The Campbell Report: a roadmap to investment for health innovation life sciences and healthtech

    This Working Group brought together a diverse group of professionals from across the life sciences and healthtech ecosystem, and was chaired by Dr Ian Campbell, Chief Business Officer, LifeArc. Their aim was to explore how to attract increased levels of private investment in the sector in Scotland.

  10. Extra funds for Covid-19 response overseas

    Total of £5 million committed to fight pandemic.

  11. Tertiary education and research - Scottish Funding Council review: Scottish Government response

    Our response to the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) review of Coherence and Sustainability: A Review of Tertiary Education and Research which we committed to respond to under our Programme for Government. We welcome and broadly accept the review recommendations.

  12. Humanitarian aid for South Sudan

    Hunger crisis prompts £250,000 funding from Scottish Government.

  13. Scotland commits humanitarian funds to Afghanistan

    £250,000 for urgent aid.

  14. Vital equipment to fight Covid-19 crisis in Africa

    Funding for aid in Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia.

  15. Coronavirus (COVID-19): international development funding

    Information about funding made available from the International Development Fund (IDF) and the Humanitarian Emergency Fund (HEF) during the coronavirus pandemic.

  16. Artificial intelligence strategy: trustworthy, ethical and inclusive

    Our artificial intelligence (AI) strategy sets out a vision for AI in Scotland, the principles that will guide us, and the actions we’ll take to develop and strengthen our AI ecosystem over the next five years.

  17. Review of international development

    New focus on tackling gender inequality.

  18. International Development 2019-2020: contribution report

    This is the third Scottish Government’s contribution to International Development report. It takes a holistic look at a wide cross-section of international development activity, including a reflection on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  19. Renewed commitment to international development

    Scottish Budget continues support.

  20. Aid for COVID-19 response in Africa

    £2 million in funds for UNICEF.

  21. International Development - national indicator development: research report

    The report outlines the research commissioned for the development of the indicator ‘Contribution of development support to other nations’ that forms part of the National Outcome ‘We are open, connected and make a positive contribution internationally’ in the refreshed National Performance Framework

  22. Alliance Annual Conference: speech by the Minister for Europe and International Development - 24 September 2020

    Keynote speech given by the Minister for Europe and International Development, Jenny Gilruth MSP, at the Alliance Annual Conference on International Development on 24 September 2020.

  23. Scottish secondary schools and their links with developing countries: study

    This study on school partnership and school visits in a global citizenship context supports discussions on global learning, international development, school partnerships and volunteering.

  24. International Small Grants Programme: review

    An independent review of the Scottish Government's International Small Grants Programme conducted from January to June 2020.

  25. Driving international climate action

    Scotland assumes European role ahead of critical COP26 talks.

  26. International development programmes: mid-year reporting templates

    Mid-year reporting templates for the Malawi Development Programme 2018-2023, Rwanda Development Programme 2017-2022 and Zambia Development Programme 2017-2022.

  27. Zambia Development Programme 2017-2022: grant awards

    International development grants awarded to deliver projects in Central Province, Zambia.

  28. Coronavirus: summary of response arrangements in Scotland

    Scotland-specific groups and mechanisms by which we will deliver and coordinate our response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

  29. Coronavirus: action plan

    A UK-wide action plan to tackle the current COVID-19 outbreak.

  30. Fair Trade in Scotland: review

    Explores Scotland’s potential to achieve inclusive growth through the delivery of increased sales and awareness of Fair Trade.

  31. Humanitarian emergency fund: independent review

    Independent review of the HEF to assess impacts and possible improvements.

  32. 1,000 computers for Africa

    Latest donation to Turing Trust charity.

  33. Humanitarian aid for Syria

    £100,000 to help displaced families.

  34. Humanitarian Emergency Fund: annual report 2018-2019

    Second annual report produced by the Humanitarian Emergency Fund secretariat.

  35. International Development report

    Support for partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

  36. Contribution to international development report: 2018-2019

    This second annual report takes a holistic look at a wide cross-section of Scottish Government international development activity, and presents it within the context of the UN Global Goals.

  37. Climate justice and international development in the Scottish Government: report

    Our report submitted to the UK House of Commons in March 2019.

  38. Support for women in Rwanda

    New funding for reusable sanitary products project.

  39. Girls in Malawi get digital lessons

    Teacher training in Africa among new projects funded by Scottish Government.

  40. Malawi flooding crisis

    £175k to support emergency flood relief

  41. Supporting women and girls in Pakistan

    Funding for secondary to masters education.

  42. Support for Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

    Humanitarian Emergency Fund activated.

  43. Supporting gender equality

    First Minister appointed UN Women Global Advocate.

  44. Helping disabled people into employment

    Social Security Scotland will learn from Scotland-India partnership

  45. Funding allocated to Mali crisis

    Humanitarian emergency fund activated.

  46. Expanding healthcare in Zambia

    Support announced for Emergency Medical Service.

  47. Support for Indonesia

    Humanitarian Emergency Fund activated.

  48. Investing in the Malawian economy

    £418,000 allocated to businesses to drive development.

  49. Mapping and condition surveys of water points in Malawi

    Tackling global water issues.

  50. Access to sanitary products

    Support for women in Malawi.

  51. Solar panels for ‘Livingstone’s Hospital’

    Community benefit from secure energy supply.

  52. Minister visit to Southern Africa

    International development and strengthening relationships.

  53. Contribution to international development report: 2017-2018

    First ever Contribution to International Development Report takes a holistic look at a wide cross-section of Scottish Government international development activity, and presents it within the context of the UN Global Goals.

  54. New office in Canada

    Scottish Government presence to be extended.

  55. International Development Fund: Malawi projects 2018-2023

    The 11 projects in Malawi receiving funding from the International Development Fund between 2018 and 2023, listed by theme.

  56. Malawi Development Programme

    £11m for projects to benefit communities.

  57. Humanitarian Emergency Fund

    Support for aid projects in Syria, Yemen and South Sudan.

  58. 2050 Climate Group Youth Summit

    Malawi partnership announced.

  59. Small grants – big impact

    Project to boost cultural tourism in rural Kenya.

  60. Funding for Democratic Republic of Congo

    £293,000 for humanitarian programmes.

  61. Brexit threat to aid priorities

    International development not about own ‘national interest’.

  62. Mental health help for Malawi

    Scottish expertise delivers country’s first psychiatrists.

  63. Space technology saving lives

    Clean water for Pakistan.

  64. International development support

    Call for projects in Malawi.

  65. Helping Africa's poor

    International development funding for aid agencies.

  66. Rwanda Development Programme 2017-2022: grant awards

    International development grants awarded to deliver projects in Western and Southern Provinces, Rwanda.

  67. Social enterprise in Africa

    Scotland helping young entrepreneurs.

  68. Humanitarian Emergency Fund

    Aid allocated following flood crisis.

  69. Brexit planning process 'unacceptable'

    Minister raises concerns over lack of engagement by UK Government.

  70. Big impact of small grants

    Fund improving lives in some of the world’s poorest communities.

  71. International Development Fund: programme timescales

    Timings and focuses of our current and past development assistance programmes, funded under our International Development Fund.

  72. Small Grants Programme: funding awards 2014 to 2017

    A list of organisations who received grants from the Small Grants Programme for international development from 2014 to 2017.

  73. Global Citizenship: Scotland's International Development Strategy

    This strategy sets out our intentions in respect of our international development.

  74. Medical help for Malawi

    Improving the treatment of mental illness.

  75. International Development Fund: Malawi projects 2015-2018

    The 20 projects in Malawi receiving funding from the International Development Fund between 2015 and 2018, listed by theme.

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