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Overseas Aid: Education

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department’s spending on educational programmes was in each year since 2000, broken down by country. (123253)

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

Table 1: DFID bilateral expenditure on education

Expenditure (£000)

2000-01

165,612

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, a proportion of which will go towards education. The total amount of funding through multilateral agencies is published in Statistics on International Development, a copy of which is available in the Library. Summary information for major agencies relevant to education is provided in table 2. This information cannot be broken down by country.

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

£ million

Multilateral organisation

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

European Community

708

730

871

1,031

951

917

International Development Association

233

214

221

381

204

271

UNICEF

3

18

20

18

24

32

UNESCO

3

3

3

3

3

3

African Development Fund

13

29

33

32

35

34

Asian Development Fund

25

27

26

24

22

19

Direct DFID bilateral expenditure on education for the past six years broken down by country is shown in table 3. These figures include general and sector budget support where it has been scored against education. In the case of Afghanistan, DFID provided £35 million to the Reconstruction Trust Fund in 2005-06 and a proportion of this will have been spent on education but not included in the figures. These figures exclude DFID spending through multilateral agencies and civil society organisations.

Table 3: Direct DFID bilateral expenditure on education between 2000-01 and 2005-06

£000

Country

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Afghanistan

47

Angola

19

Anguilla

1,183

1,004

351

75

123

34

Antigua and Barbuda

701

383

48

Argentine Republic

7

Bangladesh

9,614

6,605

9,057

7,006

17,656

27,894

Barbados

46

53

73

3

Belarus, Republic of

4

Belize

172

42

Bhutan

1

-7

Bolivia

199

35

15

500

Botswana

580

511

332

146

4

4

Brazil

517

416

172

British Virgin Islands

10

27

1

Bulgaria

345

Burma

13

1

Burundi

14

1,600

Cambodia

884

441

182

91

58

16

Cameroon

257

200

230

21

Caribbean

437

216

96

40

Cayman Islands

20

4

China

3,860

2,276

6,246

5,894

10,950

2,225

Colombia

1

3

Congo, Dem Rep

61

290

148

Czech Republic

165

103

126

28

Dominica

294

257

7

120

East Timor

109

56

1,315

1,319

1,339

432

Ecuador

7

Egypt, Arab Republic

301

357

590

567

725

6

Eritrea

11

Ethiopia

19

21

80

210

861

1,936

Fiji

57

52

26

Gambia, The

6

47

73

10

675

Ghana

6,894

3,996

12,119

14,693

14,954

15,166

Grenada

9

99

Guyana

1,459

2,524

2,909

1,939

578

857

Honduras

53

51

29

60

53

43

India

19,277

17,845

30,077

41,873

92,493

97,885

Indonesia

888

693

623

586

544

497

Iran

9

Iraq

11,313

436

8

Jamaica

1,050

1,589

1,439

544

Jordan

801

594

270

25

Kenya

13,711

4,963

1,984

18,924

5,847

5,478

Kiribati

13

19

12

-3

Korea DPRK (North)

83

42

Laos

55

Latvia

12

Lebanon

8

Lesotho

194

109

53

12

Liberia

630

389

Madagascar

6

28

54

Malawi

16,015

12,778

2,384

8,864

9,841

2,677

Malaysia

346

220

137

4

Mali

4

6

Mauritius

19

Moldova, Republic of

Montserrat

1,503

836

1,167

1,388

1,023

1,144

Mozambique

3,709

5,420

3,225

3,461

6,464

8,899

Namibia

394

423

234

112

23

Nauru

6

32

2

Nepal

1,601

1,251

358

490

2,637

5,643

Nicaragua

10

31

95

170

Nigeria

1,097

739

461

1,438

4,087

9,937

Pakistan

1,684

1,732

2,192

2,233

336

1,016

Papua New Guinea

Peru

320

66

57

485

126

4

Philippines

64

82

65

35

Pitcairn Islands

3

3

Poland

25

Romania

43

2

Russian Federation

5

Rwanda

8,818

7,248

9,437

2,756

2,255

6,045

Serbia and Montenegro

400

24

Seychelles

-1

Sierra Leone

4

28

Slovak Republic

114

7

7

1

Solomon Islands

6

55

13

6

Somali Democratic Rep

75

44

119

377

576

784

South Africa, Republic of

6,062

4,938

7,892

11,549

8,267

5,449

South Pacific

560

716

694

461

189

168

Southern Africa

40

72

84

53

Sri Lanka

1,279

1,346

971

1,431

593

515

St. Helena

2,232

2,086

2,316

2,375

4,168

3,952

St. Lucia

2

85

St. Vincent and Grenadines

98

68

75

Sudan

82

53

1,777

2,117

943

2,404

Swaziland

32

39

35

24

Tajikistan, Republic of

74

74

7

Tanzania

23,430

18,042

27,299

36,102

39,049

111

Trinidad and Tobago

126

52

74

28

Turks and Caicos Islands

315

805

444

32

143

-161

Uganda

16,391

13,172

14,565

1,776

474

51

Ukraine

215

112

66

6

1

United Kingdom

Vietnam

1,022

599

1,266

5,497

3,673

10,630

West Bank and Gaza

424

176

843

231

10

26

Windward Islands

9

63

58

524

615

634

Yemen, Rep of (YAR to May 1990)

88

548

2,202

Zambia

893

3,113

3,565

7,147

6,162

6,660

Zimbabwe

91

117

63

190

120

140

Note:

The sum of country expenditure does not match expenditure reported in table 1. The expenditure in table 1 also contains regional and global programmes which are not country specific and expenditure through civil society organisations.