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Aid Statistics

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development to how many countries his Department has contributed funds via basket funding alongside other donors. (100667)

There is no standardised definition of a basket fund. For the basis of this question, DFID has determined a basket fund to be a fund where

(a) at least two donors pool resources into a common bank account to support a government to implement an agreed sector programme or set of activities; and

(b) procedures relating to the operation of the bank account are additional to government's own procedures; and

(c) are governed by an agreement between government and donors.

On this basis DFID contributed to some 45 basket funds in the following 18 countries in 2005:

Ghana

DRC

Ethiopia

Malawi

Mozambique

Rwanda

Tanzania

Uganda

Zambia

Bangladesh

Cambodia

Nepal

Pakistan

Vietnam

Bolivia

Guyana

Nicaragua

Palestine.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the value is, as a proportion of recipient countries' gross domestic products, of (a) UK and (b) all bilateral and multilateral donors' aid to all countries in receipt of UK aid. (101154)

The value of official development assistance (ODA) and official aid (OA) in 2004 as a proportion of gross national income provided to recipient countries by (a) the UK and (b) all bilateral and multilateral donors is shown in Table 1. This information is collated by the Development Co-operation Directive of the OECD and is also available via its website at oecd.org/dac/stats. Data for 2005 are not yet available. Gross national income (GNI) comprises the total value of goods and services produced within a country (gross domestic product) together with its income received from other countries less similar payments made to other countries. Gross national income is the internationally preferred measure for aid comparison purposes.

Table 1: Total ODA/OA as percentage of GNI for recipients of UK aid, 2004

UK

All donors

Afghanistan

3.9

38.0

Albania

0.1

4.7

Algeria

0.0

0.4

Angola

0.1

6.5

Anguilla

1

1

Antigua a Barbuda

0.0

0.2

Armenia

0.2

7.1

Azerbaijan

0.0

2.3

Bangladesh

0.4

2.3

Barbados

1

1

Belarus

0.0

0.2

Belize

0.0

0.7

Bolivia

0.6

9.1

Bosnia-Herzegovina

0.1

8.0

Botswana

0.0

0.5

Brazil

0.0

0.0

Bulgaria

0.0

2.6

Burkina Faso

0.1

12.7

Burundi

1.5

54.8

Cambodia

0.4

11.1

Cameroon

0.2

5.3

Chad

0.3

12.1

Chile

0.0

0.1

China

0.0

0.1

Colombia

0.0

0.6

Congo Democratic Republic (Zaire)

4.7

28.6

Congo, Republic

0.1

3.5

Costa Rica

-0.1

0.1

Cote d'Ivoire

0.0

1.1

Croatia

0.0

0.4

Cuba

1

1

Dominica

-1.4

11.6

Dominican Republic

0.0

0.5

Ecuador

-0.1

0.6

Egypt

0.1

1.9

El Salvador

0.0

1.4

Eritrea

0.6

28.4

Ethiopia

1.8

22.8

FYROM-Macedonia

0.1

4.8

Gambia

0.1

15.9

Georgia

0.1

6.3

Ghana

3.1

16.0

Grenada

0.2

4.0

Guatemala

0.0

0.8

Guinea

0.1

8.1

Guyana

2.7

17.8

Haiti

0.1

6.9

Honduras

0.0

9.1

India

0.1

0.1

Indonesia

0.0

0.0

Iran

0.0

0.1

Iraq

1

1

Jamaica

0.1

1.0

Jordan

0.0

5.1

Kazakhstan

0.0

0.7

Kenya

0.3

4.1

Korea, Dem. Rep.

1

1

Kyrgyzstan

0.3

12.3

Laos

0.1

11.7

Lebanon

0.0

1.2

Lesotho

0.4

6.0

Liberia

4.3

55.1

Madagascar

0.6

28.9

Malawi

6.7

26.9

Malaysia

0.0

0.3

Maldives

0.1

3.9

Mali

0.0

12.2

Mauritania

0.0

14.5

Mauritius

0.0

0.6

Mexico

0.0

0.0

Moldova

0.2

4.1

Mongolia

0.5

17.3

Montserrat

1

1

Morocco

0.0

1.4

Mozambique

1.3

23.7

Myanmar (Burma)

1

1

Namibia

0.0

3.0

Nepal

1.0

6.4

Nicaragua

0.3

28.9

Niger

0.3

17.5

Nigeria

0.2

1.0

Pakistan

0.1

1.5

Palestinian adm. areas

1

1

Panama

0.0

0.3

Paraguay

0.0

0.3

Peru

0.0

0.7

Philippines

0.0

0.5

Romania

0.0

1.3

Russia

0.0

0.2

Rwanda

3.2

25.8

Senegal

0.1

13.9

Serbia and Montenegro

0.0

4.9

Seychelles

0.0

1.5

Sierra Leone

5.8

34.3

Singapore

0.0

0.0

Slovak Republic

0.0

0.6

Slovenia

0.0

0.2

Somalia

1

1

South Africa

0.0

0.3

Sri Lanka

0.1

2.7

St. Helena

1

1

St. Lucia

-4.1

-3.2

St. Vincent and Grenadines

0.0

2.7

States of ex Yugoslavia (unspecified)

1

1

Sudan

0.6

4.9

Swaziland

0.1

4.8

Syria

0.0

0.5

Tajikistan

0.1

12.0

Tanzania

2.0

16.2

Thailand

0.0

0.0

Timor-Leste

0.1

31.6

Togo

0.0

3.0

Trinidad and Tobago

0.0

0.0

Turkey

0.0

0.1

Turkmenistan

0.0

0.6

Turks and Caicos Islands

1

1

Uganda

1.6

17.3

Ukraine

0.0

0.6

Uzbekistan

0.0

2.1

Venezuela

0.0

0.0

Vietnam

0.2

4.1

Yemen

0.1

2.1

Zambia

5.4

20.7

Zimbabwe

1

1

1 GNI figure is not available

Note:

0.0 per cent. means less than 0.05 per cent.

Source:

DAC On-line (Reference Section: Total Net ODA/OA DAC2a)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on (a) (i) direct budgetary support, (ii) humanitarian assistance, (iii) technical assistance and (iv) grants in kind, broken down by recipient country and (b) multilateral projects, broken down by multilateral agency, in (A) 2003-04, (B) 2004-05 and (C) 2005-06. (101161)

This information is published in Table 12 and Table 16 of “Statistics on International Development 2001/02-2005/06”, a copy of which is available in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which projects with a value of (a) between £100,000 and £1,000,000 and (b) over £1,000,000 were funded by his Department in (i) India, (ii) Bangladesh, (iii) Sudan, (iv) Tanzania, (v) Afghanistan, (vi) Pakistan, (vii) Ghana, (viii) Nigeria, (ix) Uganda, (x) China, (xi) Indonesia, (xii) Kenya, (xiii) Ethiopia and (xiv) Democratic Republic of the Congo in each of the last three years. (101169)

The required information is contained in Table PQ101169 (a): Projects funded by DFID, between 2003-04 and 2005-06 with a value of between £100,000 and £1,000,000 and Table PQ101169 (b): Projects funded by DFID, between 2003-04 and 2005-06 with a value of over £1,000,000, copies of which have been placed in the Library. The funding information relates to the total commitment value of the project in the year that the project was approved. The final expenditure on each project may be spread over several years and may be different from the original commitment value.