Overseas Aid

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries currently receive budget support from the Government.

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 coalition Government recently reviewed the overall approach to providing budget support, with emphasis on reducing waste and inefficiency. The Secretary of State has announced that over the next four years, general budget support provided by the UK Government will decline by nearly half. We are implementing a shift towards targeted funding to important sectors (sector support), such as health and education.

In 2010-11 financial year, the UK provided budget support to the following 10 countries. Ghana; Malawi; Mozambique; Pakistan; Rwanda; Sierra Leone; Tanzania; Uganda; Vietnam; and Zambia.

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