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Overseas Aid

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th June 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by the Secretary of State for International Development, Mr Andrew Mitchell, on 5 April (Official Report, Commons, col. 58WS), for each financial year from 2005-06 to the present what was the annual funding for (a) Peacekeeping (non-official development assistance (ODA)), (b) Conflict Pool total, (c) ODA conflict pool funding, (d) non-ODA conflict pool, and (e) total settlement, divided into (1) non-ODA, and (2) ODA.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma Lords Spokesperson (Home Office) (Equalities and Women's Issues), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

The Government have only reported Official Development Assistance (ODA) from the Peacekeeping Budget since Financial Year 2006-07. Since then, the amount of ODA reported from the Peacekeeping Budget has increased, in line with changes to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Development Assistance Committee's (OECD DAC) guidelines on what can be reported as ODA and as a result of more systematic reporting.

The Conflict Pool as it is currently structured has only existed since Financial Year 2009-10. Until Financial Year 2007-08, the Africa Conflict Prevention Pool (ACPP), which was part of the Department for International Development's baseline, and the Global Conflict Prevention Pool (GCPP), which was part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's baseline, were separate budgets. Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the ACPP and GCPP was aggregated with Departments' own ODA reporting; the ODA figures for Financial Years 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 in the table above are therefore estimated. At the start of Financial Year 2008-09, a new joint conflict resources settlement merged the ACPP and GCPP into a single Conflict Prevention Pool and created a new instrument, the Stabilisation Aid Fund (SAF), which provided resources for stabilisation activities in Iraq and Afghanistan. The SAF was merged into the Conflict Prevention Pool the following financial year and a single Conflict Pool was established. ODA and non-ODA figures for Financial Year 2010-11 are provisional. Final ODA figures for the Conflict Pool and the Peacekeeping Budget for 2010 will be published in Statistics on International Development in October 2011. A copy will be provided to the Library of the House in due course.

The following table gives details of annual expenditure on the Peacekeeping Budget and the Conflict Pool, broken down by financial year and divided into ODA and non-ODA expenditure:

Conflict Expenditure, 2005-2010 (£m)
FY 05/06 FY 06/07 FY 07/08 FY 08/09 FY 09/10 FY 10/11
Global Conflict Prevention Pool ODA (estimated) 29.5 31.1 17.2
Global Conflict Prevention Pool non- ODA (estimated) 48.8 47.2 63.2
Global Conflict Prevention Pool Total 78.3 78.3 80.4
Africa Conflict Prevention Pool ODA (estimated) 17.8 26.3 31.3
Africa Conflict Prevention Pool non-ODA (estimated) 30.4 30.6 28.8
Africa Conflict Prevention Pool Total 48.2 56.9 60.1
Conflict Prevention Pool ODA 70.9
Conflict Prevention Pool non-ODA 43.2
Conflict Prevention Pool Total 114.1
Stabilisation Aid Fund ODA 62.1
Stabilisation Aid Fund non-ODA 9.5
Stabilisation Aid Fund Total 71.6
Conflict Pool ODA 118.5 93 *
Conflict Pool non-ODA 62 86.7 *
Conflict Pool Total 180.5 179.7
Conflict Pool ODA Total 47.3 57.4 48.5 133 118.5 93 *
Conflict Pool non-ODA Total 79.2 77.8 92 52.7 62 86.7 *
CONFLICT POOL TOTAL 126.5 135.2 140.5 185.7 180.5 179.7
Peacekeeping non-ODA 326.1 357.8 356 360 334.3 382.4 *
Peacekeeping ODA 0 12.9 15.2 48.1 43.8 48.8 *
PEACEKEEPING TOTAL 326.1 370.7 371.2 408.1 378.1 431.2
TOTAL CONFLICT RESOURCES 452.6 505.9 511.7 593.8 558.6 610.9
Of which ODA 47.3 70.3 63.7 181.1 162.3 141.8 *
Of which non-ODA 405.3 435.6 448 412.7 396.3 469.1 *

* Provisional figures

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