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Ethiopia: Overseas Aid

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid his Department provided to Ethiopia (a) to each recipient and (b) through each distributing organisation in each of the last five years. (322316)

Details of aid provided to Ethiopia are published annually in “Statistics on International Development”, which is available at:

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/About-DFID/Finance-and-performance/Aid-Statistics/Statistics-on-International-Development-2009/

The amounts provided to each type of recipient are provided in the following table. The majority of aid received by the Government of Ethiopia is channelled through multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and United Nations.

£ million

Of which:

Financial year

Total DFID bilateral aid to Ethiopia

Delivered to an NGO

Delivered to the Ethiopian Government

2004-05

62.364

3.476

58.89

2005-06

62.558

2.288

60.27

2006-07

90.496

2.529

87.97

2007-08

139.519

2.69

136.83

2008-09

165.521

3.6

161.92

The amount of this aid distributed through bilateral and multilateral channels is as follows.

£ million

Of which:

Financial year

Total DFID bilateral aid to Ethiopia

Delivered through a multilateral

2004-05

62.364

9.78

2005-06

62.558

14.73

2006-07

90.496

83.88

2007-08

139.519

135.75

2008-09

165.521

159.99