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Developing Countries: Sanitation

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 41648, tabled on 4 July 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will increase the proportion of the UK aid budget spent on water and sanitation.

Answered on

6 July 2016

The UK has increased its bilateral spend on water and sanitation year on year since 2004, from £31.2million (2004/05) to £180.8million (2014/15). The Department for International Development does not allocate a set proportion of the aid budget to water and sanitation. The UK Aid strategy commits the UK to helping at least 60 million people get access to water and sanitation by 2020. We will allocate the resources required to achieve this to the relevant programmes.