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Development Aid: Nutrition

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 68246, tabled on 2 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much Overseas Development Assistance her Department allocated to nutrition programmes in the financial years (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21; and how much she plans to allocate in 2021-22.

Answered on

10 November 2021

The UK spend on basic nutrition programmes was £117 million in 2018, £130 million in 2019, and £98 million in 2020. In addition, the UK also invests in nutrition-sensitive interventions, which address the underlying causes of malnutrition. As these cut across a range of sectoral activities, spend on them cannot be identified in the same way.

Information about our nutrition spend in 2021 and 2022 will be publicly available through Statistics for International Development (SIDS) in due course. We will continue to publish our spend information by project on DevTracker as always (updated monthly).