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Overseas Aid: Education

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what total funding for education his Department allocated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. (122216)

DFID bilateral expenditure on education in each of the last five years is shown at Table 1.

Table 1: DFID Bilateral expenditure on education

£000

Expenditure

2001-02

134,179

2002-03

165,133

2003-04

221,887

2004-05

269,761

2005-06

249,799

DFID also contributes to the funding of a range of multilateral organisations much of which will go towards education. The total amount of funding through the major relevant multilateral organisations is published in Statistics on International Development, a copy of which is available in the Library. Summary information is provided in Table 2.

Table 2: Total DFID expenditure on the funding of selected multilateral organisations

£ million

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Multilateral organisation

European Community

730

871

1,031

951

917

International Development Association

214

221

381

204

271

UNICEF

18

20

18

24

32

UNESCO

3

3

3

3

3

African Development Fund

29

33

32

35

34

Asian Development Fund

27

26

24

22

19