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Corruption: Overseas Aid

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much UK aid was spent on tackling corruption in (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. (199001)

The Department for International Development has programmes to combat corruption that both directly target corruption as well those that have a broader focus on prevention and on strengthening governance. Such programmes include for example: support to strengthen the capacity, accountability and responsiveness of the state; initiatives to strengthen parliamentary oversight; programmes with civil society; and targeted support for the investigation and prosecution of corrupt activities.

Departmental bilateral expenditure on governance related programmes in 2006-07 totalled £323 million. We are unable to break this down further and provide specific statistical information on anti-corruption expenditure by country. The following table provides details of the levels of governance expenditure for the countries highlighted in the question.

DFID bilateral governance expenditure, 2006-07

£ million

(a)

India

31.9

(b)

Tanzania

19.7

(c)

Sudan

7.5

(d)

Bangladesh

10.8

(e)

Pakistan

14.6

(f)

Afghanistan

10.7

(g)

Ethiopia

13.2

(h)

Nigeria

24.7

(i)

Uganda

13.6

(j)

Democratic Republic of Congo

7.8

(k)

Ghana

7.1

(l)

Kenya

3.0

(m)

Malawi

6.4

(n)

Zambia

4.1

(o)

Indonesia

7.3

(p)

Mozambique

13.7

(q)

Vietnam

5.8

(r)

Iraq

25.2

(s)

Nepal

1.9

(t)

China

1.1