The Department for International Development (DFID) provides funding to promote democracy through civil society, the justice sector, elections, Parliaments, as well as related activities to improve the accountability of Government officials to citizens more generally. DFID does not measure expenditure on democracy projects specifically.
Most, but not all, of the expenditure on democracy comes under the category of 'governance'. Last year we published a report detailing DFID's work on governance titled "Governance, Development and Democratic Politics".
As follows is a table showing expenditure on governance for the last five years.
|DFID bilateral expenditure, 2002-03 to 2006-07|
|Overall governance spending||184.3||250.8||256.6||341.9||322.6|
|Public Reform and Good Governance||27.9||81.9||80.4||101.8||99.1|
|Strengthening Civil Society||86.3||96.0||105.1||123.1||143.6|