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International Aid

Volume 402: debated on Friday 4 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what change there has been annually in overall levels of international aid since 1995; and what proportion of this aid has been directed to countries qualifying or seeking to qualify as a Heavily Indebted Poor Country during this period. [106188]

Overall levels of net official development assistance (oda) from all bilateral donors have fallen from $59.1 billion in 1995 to $52.3 billion in 2001β€”the latest year for which data are available. During that period, net oda to the 42 Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) has also fallen from $19.0 billion to $15.9 billion, meaning that the proportion going to HIPC has remained relatively stable at just under one-third of all oda. The table shows the figures and percentages for each year.

Total net oda to $ billionTotal not oda to HIPC countries $ billionPreprotion of total oda given to HIPC countries Percentage
199559.119.032
199655.817.030
199747.914.931
199850.115.030
199952.115.029
200053.714.727
200152.315.930

Source:

OECD-DAC.

The list of HIPC countries is available in Statistics On International Development 1997–98–2001–02 page 145, a copy of which is available in the House of Commons Library.