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Overseas Aid: Unemployment

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL1432, tabled on 25 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of jobs being put at risk due to the cuts in Official Development Assistance.

Answered on

9 July 2021

We have not made an assessment of the number of jobs at risk following the difficult decision to reduce aid spending temporarily to 0.5% of GNI. As the Foreign Secretary has said, our primary focus is on poverty reduction in developing countries and we are working closely with delivery partners to reprioritise the development portfolio to meet the priorities set out to the House on 26 November 2020. Delivery partners will consider how best to restructure their operations in order to deliver the reprioritised portfolio.