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China: Overseas Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 148800, tabled on 3 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of UK Official Development Assistance was spent on technology and technological partnerships with China in 2020.

Answered on

9 February 2021

The UK ended its traditional bilateral aid programmes to China in 2011 and now offers the country expertise and skills to help tackle global issues like climate change and global health. The Statistics on International Development (SID) National Statistics, published on GOV.UK, provides an overview of all UK spend on Official Development Assistance (ODA). Detailed UK ODA figures for 2020 will be published in autumn 2021, via SID: Final UK Aid Spend 2020. SID is collected and reported in line with the OECD reporting directives, and therefore is captured using the OECD categories. Technology and technological partnerships are not a specified classification for OECD reporting. All ODA is used in a way that reflects the UK's values and takes account of valid national security concerns.

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