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Sub-Saharan Africa: Overseas Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 180497, tabled on 13 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has conducted a risk assessment on the potential effect of reductions in Official Development Assistance spending in Sub-Saharan Africa on levels of armed violence by extremist groups in that region.

Answered on

21 April 2021

As announced last year, the impact of the global pandemic on the UK economy has forced us to take the tough but necessary decision to temporarily reduce how much we spend on Official Development Assistance (ODA). The Foreign Secretary has set out seven core priorities for the UK's aid budget, including resolving conflict. We are now working through the implications of these changes for individual country programmes. No decisions have yet been made on specific individual budget allocations.