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Development Assistance

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing his latest estimates of the percentages by which Soviet, Warsaw Pact, United States of America, European Economic Community and United Kingdom expenditures on official development assistance have increased or decreased each year for the five years to the latest convenient date.

The figures, based on reports by the chairman of the Development Assistance Committee of OECD

Item and Donor19741975197619771978
(1) Net official development assistance ($ m.) from:
Warsaw Pact775550480555575
of which USSR600325300325300*
United States of America3,4394,0074,3344,1594,831
European Community† countries4,8576,0145,8646,2828,028
of which United Kingdom7178638359141,212
(2) Net oda as percentage of GNP:
Warsaw Pact0·070·040·040·040·04
of which USSR0·080·040·030·030·03
United States of America0·240·260·250·220·23
European Community† countries0·420·450·430·400·41
of which United Kingdom0·370·370·380·370·39
(3) Percentage change on previous year (in current prices):
Warsaw Pact-9·4-29·0-12·7+15·6+3·6
of which USSR-7·7-45·8-7·7+8·37·7
United States of America+15·9+16·5+8·2-4·0+16·2
European Community† countries+20·0+23·8-2·5+7·1+27·8
of which United Kingdom+18·9+20·4-3·2+9·5+32·6
* If aid to Vietnam is excluded the net USSR programme in 1978 was estimated to be negative i·e· return flows from developing countries (repayments of loans etc·) were estimated to be greater than the gross aid programme of the USSR·
† Excludes aid given by the Republic of Ireland and Luxembourg as these countries are not members of the DAC·
‡ In the figures for United States of America and European Community countries capital subscriptions to multilateral organisations have been included on the basis of the date of encashment·