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Overseas Aid

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of total aid spending by his Department was received by the 30 recipients in receipt of the greatest value of aid in 2006-07. (199068)

The 30 recipients in receipt of the greatest value of aid received 73 per cent. in total of Department for International Development (DFID) bilateral aid in 2006-07.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of aid from his Department to (a) India, (b) Tanzania, (c) Sudan, (d) Bangladesh, (e) Pakistan, (f) Afghanistan, (g) Ethiopia, (h) Nigeria, (i) Uganda, (j) Democratic Republic of Congo, (k) Ghana, (l) Kenya, (m) Malawi, (n) Zambia, (o) Indonesia, (p) Mozambique, (q) Vietnam, (r) Iraq, (s) Nepal and (t) China in 2006-07 was classified as direct budgetary support. (199069)

Poverty Reduction Budget Support (PRBS) is aid provided to a partner government to support poverty reduction programmes and spent using the Government’s own financial management, procurement and accountability systems. PRBS includes General Budget Support which aims to help implement the Government’s poverty reduction strategy; and Sector Budget Support which aims to achieve objectives within a particular sector or sectors.

The Department for International Development’s (DFID) total bilateral programme in 2006-07 in the 20 countries listed was £1.65 billion. £448 million of this (27 per cent.) was delivered in the form of PRBS.

Details on the level of PRBS provided to each country and the proportion of DFID’s total bilateral programme that PRBS represents in each country for 2006-07 are in the following table.

DFID Bilateral Programme, 2006-07

Total DFID Bilateral Programme (£000)

Poverty Reduction Budget Support (PRBS) (£000)

Proportion of total Bilateral Programme delivered as PRBS (percentage)

India

233,857

16,000

6.8

Tanzania

112,220

90,000

80.2

Pakistan

101,118

52,500

51.9

Ethiopia

90,497

69,883

77.2

Uganda

77,981

40,000

51.3

Ghana

68,831

45,753

66.5

Malawi

63,309

33,335

52.7

Zambia

61,369

23,300

38.0

Mozambique

56,273

36,800

65.4

Vietnam

52,401

34,500

65.8

Nepal

42,833

5,446

12.7

DFID did not provide PRBS to Sudan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Indonesia, Iraq or China in 2006-07.