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Overseas Aid

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL95, tabled on 19 December 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of overseas aid is delivered through (1) non-governmental organisations, (2) government departments, and (3) other agencies.

Answered on

6 January 2020

UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) is provided by official bodies only. In 2018, Department for International Development accounted for 74.9% of UK total ODA, other Government Departments and agencies for 20.4% and non-departmental ODA (such as Scottish and Welsh Government) for 4.8%.

UK official bodies can deliver ODA programmes using non-government agencies such as charities, and agencies such as the UN.