Skip to main content

Budgetary Support (Developing World)

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

7. To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on providing direct budgetary support to Governments in the developing world; and if he will make a statement. (77026)

DFID provides budget support—either direct budget support or sector support—to countries where:

the partner Government's planned budget priorities support the reduction of poverty;

there is commitment to strengthening administrative, financial and technical systems so that UK funds help to reduce poverty effectively and where,

giving aid in this way produces benefits that would be unlikely to be achieved through other forms of aid delivery.

Currently, budget support counts for only 25 per cent. of the UK's bilateral aid programme.