International volunteer tourism action by DIFD

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Dear Department for International Development,

I am writing to request any information you have concerning both research and data on International Volunteer Tourism. Additionally, I would like to know if DIFD has any policies concerned with this area.

Yours faithfully,

Joe Corry-Roake

Department for International Development

Dear Mr Corry-Roake

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 7 May. We
are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and will respond to you directly as soon as possible and within 20 working
days.

Please note that DFID may also publish our response to FOI requests on our
website at www.dfid.uk.

Please contact me if you have any queries, quoting reference number
F2013-150.

Yours sincerely

Christine Mackintosh
DFID Information Rights and Public Enquiries Team
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Department for International Development

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Dear Mr Corry-Roake,

Please find attached DFID's response to your Freedom of Information
request F2013-150. For ease of reference I have replicated this below.

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 4 May 2013 in
which you asked for the following:

“any information you have concerning both research and data on
International Volunteer Tourism. Additionally, I would like to know if
DIFD has any policies concerned with this area.”

DFID does not hold information or policies on international volunteer
tourism.

You might, however, be interested in information published on DFID’s
projects database on the International Citizen Service (ICS) programme.
ICS trains young people aged 18-25 and places them for three months, as
volunteers, to work on sustainable projects in the developing world.
Please note that the links to below are additional to those provided to
you by DFID’s Public Enquiry Point on 10 May 2013.

International Citizen Service - Pilot Phase
International Citizen Service 2012 - 2015

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me, quoting
reference number F2013-150.

If you are unhappy with the service we have provided and wish to make a
complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to the
Information Rights and Public Enquiries Team at the address shown in the
footnote below or email [DFID request email] within two months of the date of
this letter.

If you do make a complaint and are not content with the outcome, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally,
the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted DFID’s complaints procedure. You can contact the Information
Commissioner at the following address:

The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely

Helen Kennedy
DFID Information Rights and Public Enquiries Team

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UK aid is helping the world's poorest people change their lives
www.gov.uk/dfid