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Belarus: Development Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 135488, tabled on 7 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to Figure 5, Statistics on International Development: final UK aid spend 2020, how much UK Official Development Assistance did Belarus receive (a) in 2020-21 and (b) so far in 2021-22; how much of that assistance was spent on R&D; and whether any of that funding is yet to be disbursed.

Answered on

15 March 2022

The Statistics on International Development (SID) National Statistics report, published on the website, provides an overview of all official UK spend on Official Development Assistance (ODA). ODA is an international measure and is collected and reported on a calendar year basis. UK bilateral ODA to ODA-eligible European countries is reported in Table A4d. In 2020, non-state and other non-government actors, who are working on behalf of the people of Belarus, received £1.5 million of UK bilateral ODA. None of this funding was classed as Research & Development.

Figures for 2021 will be available in the Autumn when FCDO publishes "Statistics on International Development: Final UK Aid Spend 2021".