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Overseas Aid

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of his departmental budget (a) bilateral and (b) unilateral aid will contribute over the next (i) year, (ii) two years and (iii) five years. (241905)

Full details of the Department for International Development's (DFID) planned programme allocation for the period 2008-09 to 2010-11 are set out in table 4 of annex 2 of the 2008 DFID annual report, “Development: Making it Happen”. Summary totals are reproduced in the following table.

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Country/regional programme

Allocation (£ million)

2,304

2,587

2,887

As percentage of total programme

43

41

39

International Divisions’ programme

Allocation (£ million)

2,614

3,120

3,595

As percentage of total programme

48

49

49

Policy and Research Division programme

Allocation (£ million)

489

641

837

As percentage of total programme

9

10

11

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/news/files/annual-report-08.asp