UK/FCO/Strategic Programme Fund
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The Strategic Programme Fund (SPF) - formerly the Global Opportunities Fund - was established in 2003 to support the Government’s 'international goals'.
According to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) it has
- supported nearly 950 projects since 2003 ranging from climate change and energy, Afghan counter-narcotics and migration programmes, to sustainable development, relations with the Islamic world and economic governance.
Now[When?] its main focus is to:
- "counter terrorism", weapons proliferation and their causes
- promote a low carbon, high growth global economy
- prevent and resolve conflict; and
- develop effective international institutions, above all the UN and EU
The SPF is funded as part of the FCO. According to the most up-to-date Annual Report 2006-7, the FCO's spending for that year stood at £128 million - the SPF spending accounted for 50 per cent of the FCO's annual budget.
- ↑ FCO Website Strategic Programme Fund Accessed April 15, 2008
- ↑ Foreign & Commonwealth Office Global Opportunities Fund Annual Report 2006-7, p 37