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Development Aid

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what proportions of the total development aid granted to the poorest developing countries come from the following sources: (a) the member States of the European Community both individually and through the Lomé Convention, (b) the United States of America, (c) the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and (d) the Arab countries in membership of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

In 1979, the latest year for which complete figures are available, the proportion of total net official development assistance provided to the least developed countries and others with a 1978 GNP per capita of $450 or less by each donor was:

per cent.
(a) European Community (EC)
Belgium2·7
Denmark1·7
France5·4
Germany, FR8·2
Italy0·1
Netherlands4·4
United Kingdom6·4
Bilateral total29·0
Through the EC5·9
EC Total34·8
(b) United States of America12·0
(c) USSR6·0
(d) Arab members of OPEC7·3
The balance of the poorest countries' receipts came from other OECD members and from multilateral agencies.