Departmental Public Expenditure

International Development written question – answered on 22nd October 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 what the (a) budget and (b) staff level of his Department's (i) Corporate Performance Division and each of its subdivisions, (ii) Policy and Research Division and each of its subdivisions, (iii) International Division and each of its subdivisions and (iv) Country Programmes Division and each of its subdivisions (A) was in each of the last three years and (B) is projected to be in each of the next three years.

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

Table 1 details the staffing levels for home civil service staff and staff appointed in country for each of DFID's division and subdivisions. The figures from 2006 to 2008 show the numbers of full-time equivalent staff as at end of March for each of those years. Part-time staff are counted according to the percentage of full-time hours worked. Projected staffing levels are shown for March 2011. This is currently being reviewed.

Table 2 details budget planning levels from 2005-06 to 2010-11. Final divisional allocations for 2008-09 to 2010-11 will be subject to further revision based on operational demands of the government's aid programme.

Various divisional restructures have occurred over the last three years and both tables are mapped as closely as possible to the most up-to-date current reporting structures.

Table 1 :DFID actual staff in post (full-time equivalent) levels by division for 2006 to 2008; plus projections of staff levels for 2009 to 2011
March 2006 March 2007 March 2008 Projection of total posts for March 2011
Division HCS SAIC Total HCS SAIC Total HCS SAIC Total HCS SAIC Total
Corporate performance
Business Solutions 87 0 87 83 5 88 84 9 93 100 19 119
Communications 131 0 131 81 0 81 69 0 69 96 0 96
Finance and Corporate Performance 210 0 210 218 0 218 188 2 190 137 4 141
Human Resources 242 0 242 215 0 215 196 0 196 176 12 188
Sub totals 670 0 670 597 5 602 537 11 548 509 35 544
Policy and research
Policy and research 222 0 222 224 0 224 210 0 210 195 0 195
Sub totals 222 0 222 224 0 224 210 0 210 195 0 195
International
Europe and donor relations division (1) (1) (1) 60 0 60 74 v0 74 91 0 91
International finance and development effectiveness 62 0 62 59 0 59 56 0 56 63 0 63
United Nations, conflict and humanitarian 104 3 107 105 7 112 96 8 104 103 5 108
Sub totals 166 3 169 224 7 171 226 8 234 257 5 262
Country programmes
Africa 303 448 751 294 412 706 264 400 664 237 366 603
Europe, middle east, Americas central and east Asia 161 118 279 154 111 265 177 177 354 143 113 256
South Asia 180 362 542 166 325 491 120 227 347 113 228 341
Sub totals 644 928 1572 614 848 1,462 561 804 1,365 493 707 1,200
Sub-division (not included in above divisions)
Seconded from 33 1 34 2 0 2 6 0 6 0 0 0
Top management group 36 0 36 30 0 30 40 1 41 42 0 42
Unallocated 30 0 30 28 5 33 32 10 42 0 0 0
Sub totals 99 1 100 60 5 65 78 11 89 42 0 42
Grand totals 1,801 932 2,733 1,719 865 2,524 1,612 834 2,446 1,496 747 2,243
(1 )Division did not exist at March 2006
Table 2: DFID resource budget figures by division and sub-division from 2005-06 to 2010-11
£000
Division/subdivisions 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Corporate performance
Top management group 3,790 3,551 4,100 4,580 4,475 4,371
Information systems division level 12,123 18,823 18,409 12,656 12,275 11,748
Finance and corporate performance division 13,677 12,080 8,389 7,258 6,413 5,979
Human resources division 35,415 36,531 51,524 54,153 43,907 34,472
Communications division 14,660 23,000 22,834 33,741 40,573 48,951
Internal audit 713 800 880 1,300 1,300 1,302
Evaluation department 3,562 2,700 3,669 4,302 5,300 5,279
Centrally managed costs and contingency 101,300 96,500 97,412 205,233 406,000 589,000
Policy and international
International finance and development effectiveness 667,493 1,173,975 937,536 985,615 1,327,200 1,575,214
Policy and research division 316,445 267,044 386,227 503,862 646,964 839,155
United Nations, conflict and humanitarian division 423,123 408,394 419,969 417,163 440,787 496,114
Europe and donor relations division 885,596 912,817 994,000 1,084,247 1,209,755 1,312,727
Regional programmes
Pan-Africa strategy and programmes 50,000 57,280 56,741 87,461 234,163 351,211
South Asia division 589,700 603,167 657,703 700,829 735,809 808,139
Europe, middle east, Americas and central and east Asia 380,518 341,622 376,919 403,219 411,917 383,782
West and southern Africa 427,500 416,842 543,211 539,677 563,585 606,214
East and central Africa 551,000 589,436 704,900 707,893 757,848 848,125
Grand total 4,472,825 4,961,011 5,280,323 5,748,609 6,843,796 7,917,412
Notes:

1. Centrally managed costs line includes depreciation, corporate IT systems and all budget contingency reserves for 2008-09 onwards.

2. Human Resources includes office services and costs and Overseas Pensions.

3. Europe and Donor Relations Division includes EC attribution.

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