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Overseas Aid: Gender Based Violence

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 157302, tabled on 23 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much and what proportion of the UK’s Official Development Assistance was spent on projects tackling gender-based violence in 2019.

Answered on

3 March 2021

We estimate that in 2019, the UK spent roughly 0.4% of its ODA budget on projects dedicated to tackling gender-based violence and violence against women and girls. To break down further, UK bilateral spend on such projects in 2019 was at least £47.1 million, and UK imputed multilateral share of spend was £12.4 million for 2018. We estimate that in 2018, roughly 0.31% of the UK's ODA budget was spent on tackling gender-based violence and violence against women and girls (£32.6 million bilateral and £12.4 million multilateral). Figures are likely to be underestimations due to programme recording under additional codes, such as humanitarian. Figures for the UK Imputed Multilateral Share 2019 will be published shortly.