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Aid

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development what funds were available through the Department for aid expressed as a percentage of GDP in each of the last three years for which figures are available. [117877]

The ratio of total aid to Gross National Income (GNI), which is the statistic normally used to measure aid performance, has been as follows over the last three years:

percentage
200020012002 (provisional)
0.320.320.30
An average of around 90 per cent. of this aid is provided through DFID. The low figure in 2002 was due to the lack of any contribution to IDA in that year, caused by delay in completing negotiation and ratification of the thirteenth replenishment.