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Overseas Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 185988, tabled on 22 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 April 2021, HCWS935 on FCDO Update, which countries his Department includes as part of (a) East Africa, (b) the Indo-Pacific and (c) South Asia; and how much Official Development Assistance was allocated to each of those regions in (i) 2019-20 and (ii) 2020-21.

Answered on

27 April 2021

In reference to the Written Ministerial Statement (WMS), the following countries were included:
East Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Indo-Pacific and South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Nepal, China, Indonesia and Myanmar

The Statistics on International Development (SID) National Statistics, published on GOV.UK, provides an overview of all UK spend on Official Development Assistance (ODA)

ODA is an international measure and is collected and reported on a calendar year basis. UK ODA figures for 2020 will be published in Autumn 2021, via Statistics on International Development: Final UK Aid Spend 2020. As such we present ODA spend below for 2019 only

Using the WMS definition of countries included in the East Africa region, the FCDO provided £1,375 million of bilateral ODA to East Africa in 2019

In the WMS, countries in South Asia are included within the term of the ‘Indo-Pacific’. Using the WMS definition of countries included in the Indo-Pacific region, the FCDO provided £537 million of bilateral ODA (not including Afghanistan and Pakistan), and £501 million of bilateral ODA to Afghanistan and Pakistan

These regions will also receive aid from multilaterals, to which the UK contributes. The UK imputed multilateral estimates are published in SID table "Table A10": https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/967844/Table_A10.ods

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