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Overseas Aid: Southern Africa

Volume 706: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what total allocation for 2008 or financial year 2007–08 they made to each of the Southern African Development Community countries for development aid; and how much of that relates to humanitarian and poverty relief programmes. [HL564]

Details on DfID bilateral expenditure to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries in 2007-08 are available in the DfID publication Statistics on International Development 2008. This publication is available in the Library or online at www.dfid.gov.uk. Relevant figures are reproduced in the table below.

DfID Bilateral Expenditure in SADC Countries, 2007-08, £ thousands

Of which:

Country

Total DfID Bilateral Expenditure

Humanitarian Assistance

Other Poverty Reduction Activities

Angola

4,322

956

3,366

Botswana

28

-

28

Congo, Dem Rep

82,711

46,156

36,555

Lesotho

3,908

-

3,908

Madagascar

1,477

851

626

Malawi

69,616

1,946

67,670

Mauritius

16

-

16

Mozambique

67,580

183

67,397

Namibia

418

50

368

Seychelles

7

-

7

South Africa

27,300

74

27,226

Swaziland

2,170

2,152

17

Tanzania

122,824

460

122,364

Zambia

41,660

1,462

40,198

Zimbabwe

43,266

17,987

25,279

DfID also provides core contributions to a range of multilateral organisations which work in the southern Africa region. Data are not yet available on DfID's imputed share of multilateral official development assistance (ODA) in 2007-08 but the table below contains relevant information for 2006-07.

Imputed DfID Share of Multilateral ODA to SADC Countries, 2006/07, £ thousands

Country

Imputed DfID Share of Multilateral ODA

Angola

4,484

Botswana

843

Congo, Dem Rep

27,840

Lesotho

5,848

Madagascar

23,341

Malawi

31,155

Mauritius

2,910

Mozambique

25,716

Namibia

460

Seychelles

486

South Africa

11,138

Swaziland

2,748

Tanzania

56,475

Zambia

23,353

Zimbabwe

6,145