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Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was allocated to the United Nations Development Programme by his Department for use in Afghanistan in each of the last five years; and what criteria there were for the allocation of such funds. (278561)

The Department for International Development’s (DFID) allocation of its bilateral programme through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for use in Afghanistan in the last five years is listed as follows:

£

2004-05

10,200,000

2005-06

5,100,000

2006-07

27,633,000

2007-08

19,958,000

2008-09

16,000,000

DFID contracts are tendered and awarded in accordance with DFID’s procurement guidance, drawn up in line with the EU Public Procurement Directive.