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Russia: Overseas Aid

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid was provided to Russia in each of the last three years; what proportion of each year’s total was (a) direct government to government assistance, (b) assistance to Russian civil society and (c) funding for international institutions and non-governmental organisations; how much will be granted for the next three years; and if he will make a statement. (180834)

Details of the UK’s bilateral assistance and imputed multilateral assistance to Russia in each of the last three years are laid out in the following tables.

Table 1: UK total bilateral gross public expenditure (GPEX) on development 2004-05 2006-07

Total UK bilateral GPEX to Russia (£000)

Proportion going directly to Government of Russia

Proportion going to Russian civil society (percentage)

Proportion going to international and non-governmental bodies (percentage)

2004-05

15,133

0

10

90

2005-06

5,684

0

13

87

2006-07

5,945

0

7

93

Details of expenditure for 2007-08 will not be available until after the end of the fiscal year, the budget for 2007-08 is £0.8 million.

Table 2: Imputed UK share of multilateral official development assistance (ODA) 2004-05

Russia (£000)

2004

20,127

2005

16,605

DFID is currently developing detailed plans for allocating its budget over the three-year period 2008-09 to 2010-11 following the outcome of the comprehensive spending review announced in October. Individual country and regional allocations will not be finalised until March 2008.