To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much and what proportion of research spending from the Overseas Development Assistance budget is allocated by (a) her Department, (b) research councils and (c) the NHS.
18 January 2022
In 2021/22, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) was allocated an Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) research and development budget of £251m. This is equivalent to 43% of the total ODA research and development budget this year.
Research councils were allocated £139m of ODA research and development expenditure in 2021/22 by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). This is equivalent to 24% of the total ODA research and development budget this year.
The NHS is not responsible for the allocation of any ODA research and development expenditure.The UK reports ODA spending on a calendar year basis in our annual Statistics on International Development publication: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-on-international-development.