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Overseas Aid: Poverty

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 102078, tabled on 12 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the use of Official Development Assistance funding is (a) transparent and (b) for the primary purpose of tackling poverty.

Answered on

20 October 2020

The UK's work to reduce poverty will remain central to the new department's mission and we will continue to be guided by our responsibilities under the International Development Act.

We are committed to transparency. HM Treasury will publish revised Official Development Assistance (ODA) allocations for 2020/21, and the UK's Statistics on International Development, published next year, will provide a detailed breakdown of our ODA spend in 2020.