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Bilateral Aid

Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list bilateral aid to the health and population sector, broken down by (a) project, (b) programme, (c) technical, (d) grants, (e) humanitarian aid and (f) CDC investments, in 2002–03. [109945]

The following estimated amounts were spent by my Department during 2002–03 on bilateral aid to the health and population sector. This information is broken down by the nearest equivalents that we have to the types of aid specified. These figures are provisional. Final figures will be published in this years edition of Statistics On International Development.

Provisional 2002–03 expenditure£000
Project or sector aid62,777
Programme aid3,500
Technical cooperation178,108
Grants and other aid in kind44,911
Humanitarian assistance4,148
Total DFID programme293,444
CDC investments17,877
Total gross public expenditure311,321
An explanation is available in Statistics On International Development 1997–98 to 2001–02, a copy of which is available in the House of Commons Library. The figures in the table represent expenditure on projects specific to the sector but do not capture the full extent of our efforts in the area because they exclude multisector projects and programmes, strategic funding to civil society organisations and budget support and balance of payments. Also excluded are activities funded through multilateral channels.