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Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

International Development written question – answered on 7th July 2011.

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Photo of Anas Sarwar Anas Sarwar Labour, Glasgow Central

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (a) has been and (b) will be used to pay health sector workers' salaries.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell The Secretary of State for International Development

In 2009-10, the Department for International Development (DFID) contributed £60 million to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), of which £3.6 million went nominally to the health sector to help the Government of Afghanistan pay the salaries of health workers and other health-related recurrent costs. It is not possible to disaggregate recurrent expenditure on health workers alone without incurring disproportionate costs.

In the absence of an IMF programme, used by the international community as an indicator of sound economic and financial management, DFID is delaying payment to the ARTF.

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