I wish to update the House on the progress of the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) for the Financial Year 2017/18, as well as to announce the initial regional and thematic allocations for this Financial Year 2018/19.
The CSSF is a cross-government fund which uses both Official Development Assistance (ODA) and non-ODA resources to deliver against both national security and UK Aid objectives, through security, defence, peacekeeping, peace-building and stability activity.
Following a review of the cross-government funds, undertaken as part of the National Security Capability Review, Ministerial oversight of the CSSF and the Prosperity Fund is now the responsibility of a sub committee of the National Security Council. I chair this sub committee, which met for the first time on 13 June, and ensures that both funds deliver effectively on national security priorities and UK Aid objectives.
Examples of successful programmes and results, as well as ways in which the CSSF has made improvements are included in the CSSF Annual Report, published today. A copy of this document will be placed in the libraries of both Houses and has been published on GOV.UK.
In 2017/18, the CSSF spent £1,182 million against a cross-government allocation of £1,188 million (99.5%). A further breakdown of spend against regional and thematic allocation, by department and by discretionary and non- discretionary spend is included in the Annual Report. The initial allocated budget for the Fund is £1,279 million for FY 2018/19.
FY 18/19 Allocations
Middle East North Africa
Eastern Europe, Central Asia
Good Governance Fund (Western Balkans and Eastern Europe)
MOD Afghan Security
MOD UN Ops Africa
Corporate Delivery Support & Other (this includes Stabilisation Unit, Joint Funds Unit and pilot activities)