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Expenditure

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development (1) what proportion of the aggregate GNP of all OPEC and OECD countries, respectively, was devoted to overseas aid in the latest year for which this information is available;(2) what is the total aggregate GNP of all OPEC and OECD countries, respectively, in the latest year for which this information is available;(3) what is the average

per capita income of all OPEC and OECD countries, respectively, based on the latest available information.

Comparable information is only available for those OECD countries which are also members of DAC. The information for 1975 is:

OPEC countriesDAC countries
Percentage of aggregate GNP devoted to official development assistance1·30·36
Total aggregate GNP in US billion211·93,810·2
Average per capita income in $US710·05,855·0

Sources: DAC: OECD Development Cooperation 1976 Review; OPEC: World Bank Atlas 1976 (not all OPEC countries are aid donors).

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what proportion of the GNP of the following countries (a)the United Kingdom, (b)West Germany, (c)the United States of America, (d)France, (e) Canada, (f)Holland, (g)Belgium, (h)Denmark, (i)Italy, (j)Iran, (k)Iraq, (1)Kuwait, (m)Saudi Arabia, (n)Venezuela, (o)Nigeria, (p)Algeria, (q)Libya and (r)the United Arab Emirates, respectively, was devoted to overseas aid in the latest year for which figures are available.

The information for 1975 is as follows:

CountryPercentage of GNP devoted to official development assistance
United Kingdom*0·37
West Germany*0·40
United States of America*0–26
France*0·62
Canada*0·58
Holland*0·75
Belgium*0·59
Denmark*0·58
Italy*0·11
Iran0·85
Iraq1–48
Kuwait 2·75
Saudi Arabia2·64
Venezuela0·08
Nigeria0·15
Algeria0·14
Libya1·62
United Arab Emirates4–64

Source: OECD Development Co-operation 1976 Review.

* Relates to ODA as a percentage of GNP adjusted for international comparison.