Pakistan: Overseas Aid

International Development written question – answered on 6 October 2008.

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Photo of Claire Curtis-Thomas Claire Curtis-Thomas Labour, Crosby

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2008, Official Report, columns 1041-42W, on Pakistan: overseas aid, which of the 10 largest programmes supported by his Department in Pakistan in 2007 have continued in 2008; how much his Department is contributing to each in 2008; and when (a) the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation programme and (b) other short-term programmes are expected to be completed.

Photo of Douglas Alexander Douglas Alexander The Secretary of State for International Development

In 2008-09 DFID is planning to continue providing support to all but one (the Faisalabad Area Upgrade Programme) of the 10 programmes referred to in our answer of 18 June 2008, Hansard, columns 1041-42W.

The current 2008-09 forecast for our 10 largest programmes is as follows (note this is subject to change, and it is difficult for us to provide a full breakdown by calendar year):

General Budget Support 20,000,000
Pakistan Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation 19,500,000
National Health Facility 15,000,000
Strengthening Education in Pakistan 11,800,000
Maternal and Newborn Health 700,000
Financial Inclusion Programme 10,000,000
Polio Programme 5,000,000
HIV/AIDS Programme 3,000,000
Humanitarian Assistance to Flood Victims and Internally Displaced People 3,000,000
Devolved Social Services Programme Financial Support 2,500,000

The Earthquake Rehabilitation programme is currently scheduled to end in April 2010 and is subject to approval. Other projects supporting pro-poor growth, social protection and the elections are also scheduled for completion, though we will follow up with further diagnostic work.

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