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Africa: Overseas Aid

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much money was spent by his Department on aid programmes for Africa in each year since 2004, broken down by development objective. (201664)

Department for International Development (DFID) expenditure, both bilateral and multilateral, on aid programmes for Africa since 2004 is set out in the following tables.

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

£000

Sector

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Education

125,471

136,345

157,340

Health

173,165

199,822

221,070

Social

60,627

98,863

93,845

Economic

123,722

171,140

135,278

Livelihoods

46,254

37,661

35,927

Governance

121,169

153,548

159,491

Environment

12,064

15,821

8,147

Humanitarian Assistance

165,572

263,991

226,475

Sector Unallocated

39,924

62,631

97,431

Total bilateral

867,969

1,139,822

1,135,002

Table 2: Imputed DFID share of multilateral official development assistance (ODA) 2004-05 to 2006-07

£000

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Africa Multilateral

476,838

587,270

824,768

The DFID imputed share of multilateral ODA cannot be broken down by sector. A full statistical report of DFID's international development expenditure is published annually and may be found at:

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/pubs/files/sid2007/contents.asp