Conflict, Stability and Security Fund Estimated Spend for Financial Year 2023-24

Cabinet Office written statement – made at on 22 May 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Neville-Rolfe Baroness Neville-Rolfe Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

I wish to update the House on the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF)’s estimated spend for Financial Year 2023/24.

The CSSF, now replaced by the Integrated Security Fund (ISF), was a cross-government fund which used Official Development Assistance (ODA) and non-ODA funding to enable the integrated delivery of National Security Council priorities. The most recent Annual Report, for Financial Year 2022/23, was published in January 2024. A copy of this document can be found on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/conflict-stability-and-security-fund-annual-report-2022-to-2023.

The CSSF is estimated to spend approximately £848.9m in the financial year 2023/24. £505.7m of this was ODA and £343.2m was non-ODA funding. Total CSSF spending in the financial year 2022/23 was £830.4m as set out in the Annual Report.

The CSSF transitioned to the Integrated Security Fund (ISF) on 1 April 2024. The ISF is designed to help address global challenges and build on the unique work the CSSF has done to tackle conflict, stability and security challenges overseas which threaten UK national security. Through integrating domestic and overseas national security programming, the ISF aims to have strategic impact, bring value for taxpayers’ money and demonstrate UK innovation. It will take an integrated, agile, catalytic, and high-risk approach to find solutions to the most complex national security challenges outlined in the Integrated Review Refresh 2023.

The ISF retains many features of the CSSF, including international programmes and projects notably in Ukraine and the Middle East. It also includes new areas of programming such as maritime security, economic sanctions, emerging and disruptive technology, notably AI, and incorporates existing economic deterrence and cyber programmes into a single fund. This recognises the transnational nature of some of the threats facing the UK and will enable a more coherent and joined up government response.

Financial Year 2023/24 Estimated Spend (millions) *as of 10 May 2024

Estimated Spend

Non-ODA

ODA

Total

Africa

27.689

37.199

64.888

Americas

2.216

7.430

9.647

South East Asia Pacific

2.086

11.761

13.847

Eastern Europe Central Asia

26.284

59.488

85.772

Western Balkans

10.059

28.920

38.979

Middle East and North Africa

25.463

54.793

80.256

Overseas Territories

16.541

3.732

20.273

Afghanistan and Pakistan (includes a £3.3m ODA credit)

2.048

13.037

15.085

India and Indian Ocean

0.494

6.053

6.548

REGIONAL TOTAL

112.882

222.417

335.299

Counter Terrorism

13.745

20.445

34.190

Cyber

15.989

15.240

31.230

Gender Peace and Security

0.415

4.210

4.625

State Threats

8.712

0.000

8.712

Information Threats and Influence

16.877

0.000

16.877

Economic Deterrence Initiative

10.857

0.000

10.857

Migration

1.770

7.010

8.781

Multilateral

1.507

3.229

4.737

National Security Communications Team

2.129

0.000

2.129

Serious and Organised Crime

5.134

13.252

18.387

THEMATIC TOTAL

77.141

63.388

140.530

Peacekeeping

253.701

53.230

306.932

African Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) /United Nation Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS)

34.798

0.000

34.798

Operation Tosca (Cyprus)

11.079

0.000

11.079

Operation Newcombe (Mali)

7.994

0.000

7.994

Non-Discretionary TOTAL

307.574

53.230

360.804

Corporate Delivery Support & Other (this includes Joint Funds Unit and pilot activities)

8.129

4.153

12.283

TOTAL

505.727

343.190

848.917