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Maldives: Overseas Aid

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid his Department has provided to the Maldives for development in each year since 1997; how much it plans to provide in 2009-10; and if he will make a statement. (289613)

Full details of the UK development expenditure in the Maldives are contained in the Department for International Development (DFID) publication ‘Statistics on International Development’. This publication is available from the Library and online at

www.dfid.gov.uk.

Relevant figures are reproduced in the following table.

DFID does not have any plans to spend directly in the Maldives in 2009-10; however some of DFID’s contributions to multilateral organisations may be spent there.

UK gross public expenditure on development in the Maldives, 1997-98 to 2008-09

£000

DFID bilateral expenditure

Other UK official sources bilateral expenditure

UK imputed multilateral shares

1997-98

292

1998-99

310

85

1999-2000

292

206

2000-01

286

1,011

2001-02

83

101

2002-03

195

402

2003-04

199

40

2004-05

808

451

2005-06

405

2,292

2006-07

595

2007-08

44

539

2008-09

n/a

n/a