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Overseas Development

Volume 684: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

To what extent their overseas development assistance policy has increasingly involved multilateral aid over the past 10 years; and when they will publish the first results of the Multilateral Effectiveness Framework. [HL6956]

Over the past 10 years, the multilateral share of total DfID spend has ranged between 48 per cent (in 1995-96) and 39 per cent (in 2004-05). We are currently assessing what our multilateral spend will be during the Comprehensive Spending Round period.

The Multilateral Effectiveness Framework summary results report was published in 2005 and is available on DfID’s external website (