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Nicaragua: Overseas Aid

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the UK gave in (a) bilateral aid and (b) contributions to EU aid to Nicaragua in each of the last three yeas; and how much is planned to be given in the next three years. (187135)

Information on UK aid to Nicaragua is available in the DFID publication “Statistics on International Development 2007”. This publication is available online at www.dfid.gov.uk. Relevant figures are reproduced in the following tables.

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

Total GPEX (£000)

2004-05

7,582

2005-06

4,160

2006-07

5,098

Table 2: Imputed UK share of multilateral official development assistance (ODA) 2003 to 2005

£000

EC

UN

World Bank

Other multilateral

Total

2003

5,845

373

15,668

1,392

23,278

2004

5,862

466

3,053

460

9,841

2005

4,682

481

4,822

-185

9,800

Although Nicaragua will be classed a middle income country in 2008, we will maintain our programme at £4 million per year, switching from funding to the Government to providing support through other channels, including civil society.