Russia: Overseas Aid

International Development written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Michael Moore Michael Moore Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid was provided to Russia in each of the last three years; what proportion of each year's total was (a) direct government to government assistance, (b) assistance to Russian civil society and (c) funding for international institutions and non-governmental organisations; how much will be granted for the next three years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Parliamentary Under-Secretary(Department for International Development) (Trade Policy) (also Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Trade and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for International Development), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

Details of the UK's bilateral assistance and imputed multilateral assistance to Russia in each of the last three years are laid out in the following tables.

Table 1: UK total bilateral gross public expenditure (GPEX) on development 2004-05 2006-07
Total UK bilateral GPEX to Russia (£000) Proportion going directly to Government of Russia Proportion going to Russian civil society (percentage) Proportion going to international and non-governmental bodies (percentage)
2004-05 15,133 0 10 90
2005-06 5,684 0 13 87
2006-07 5,945 0 7 93

Details of expenditure for 2007-08 will not be available until after the end of the fiscal year, the budget for 2007-08 is £0.8 million.

Table 2: Imputed UK share of multilateral official development assistance (O D A) 2004-05
Russia (£000)
2004 20,127
2005 16,605

DFID is currently developing detailed plans for allocating its budget over the three-year period 2008-09 to 2010-11 following the outcome of the comprehensive spending review announced in October. Individual country and regional allocations will not be finalised until March 2008.

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