To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many employee hours were spent on the 2020 ODA prioritisation process.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
13 January 2021
The process by which the First Secretary's cross HMG review to identify savings in this year's ODA budget involved support from central, policy and regional teams in FCO and DFID over the summer of 2020. There is also ongoing prioritisation of programming, as our work continues to respond to dynamic events, such as humanitarian crisis or the COVID-19 response. Therefore it is not possible to calculate the number of employee hours.