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Aid

Volume 407: debated on Friday 20 June 2003

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To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development what funds were made available through the Department and its predecessors for aid, expressed as a percentage of GDP, in each of the last 30 years. [120635]

Details of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) as a percentage of Gross National Income (GNI) from 1977 are available in "Statistics on International Development 1997/98–2001/02", Table 16.1 page 153; the document is available in the House of Commons Library. The table sets out the figures from 1973. The provisional figure for 2002 is 0.30 per cent.

ODA as percentage of GNI
19730.34
19740.40
19750.39
19760.39
19770.44
19780.46
19790.51
19800.35
19810.43
19820.37
19830.35
19840.33
19850.33
19860.31
19870.28
19880.32
19890.31
19900.27
19910.32
19920.30
19930.31
19940.31
19950.29
19960.27
19970.26
19980.27
19990.24
20000.32
20010.32