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G8: Gleneagles Aid Commitments

Volume 712: debated on Monday 5 October 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure the aid commitments from the Gleneagles G8 Summit in 2005 are met. [HL5299]

The UK is firmly committed to ensuring that G8 countries are meeting their Gleneagles promises. That is why this year we strongly supported a G8 interim accountability framework showing what progress each country is making towards meeting some key commitments. In 2010, the G8 will present a comprehensive report on past development promises, and the UK will press for transparent and full engagement from all G8 partners in this process.

The G8 this year reaffirmed its commitment to the Gleneagles target to increase annual ODA to Africa by US$25 billion a year and overall ODA by an estimated $50 billion by 2010. The UK is on track to meet its ODA targets of 0.56 per cent by 2010 and continues to encourage G8 countries to meet their aid commitments.