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Southern Africa: Overseas Aid

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL4259, tabled on 12 May 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the Department for International Development's budget relates to Africa south of the Sahara.

Answered on

26 May 2020

The UK spends more than £5 billion in ODA in Africa each year, through both country specific bilateral programming and through UK funding to multilateral organisations.

Details of DFID spend are contained in Statistics on International Development. The most recent publication contains provisional aid spend for 2019 and shows DFID region or country specific bilateral official development assistance (ODA) spend in Africa in 2019 was £2.448 billion.

In addition to region/country specific bilateral ODA, £2.607 billion was spent on projects where it has not been possible to assign to any single recipient country or region. A proportion of this will have been spent in Africa.

DFID’s total ODA spend in 2019 was £11.107 billion.

Spend in Africa above does not include imputed shares of UK funding to the general core budgets of multilateral organisations. The latest spend numbers available are for 2018, and show the imputed UK share of Multilateral Net ODA spent in sub-Saharan Africa was £2.2 billion.