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British Council: Funding

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the British Council spends on international development work by (a) country, and (b) theme.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

The British Council plans to spend £146.7 million on international development work in 2011-12. This is divided by country as follows:

Country Total (£)
Afghanistan 2,360,000
Albania 227,000
Algeria 1,267,000
Argentina 600,000
Armenia 337,000
Azerbaijan 873,000
Bangladesh 19,171,000
Bosnia-Herzegovina 557,000
Botswana 518,000
Brazil 2,979,000
Cameroon 666,000
Chile 262,000
China 9,795,000
Colombia 2,124,000
Croatia 655,000
Cuba 189,000
Democratic Rep Congo 665,000
Egypt 2,914,000
Eritrea 581,000
Ethiopia 1,410,000
Georgia 560,000
Ghana 2,468,000
India 14,199000
Indonesia 3,086,000
Iran 198,000
Iraq 3,760,000
Jamaica 72,000
Jordan 1,502,000
Kazakhstan 1,273,000
Kenya 4,002,000
Kosovo 390,000
Lebanon 1,491,000
Libya 1,651,000
Macedonia 404,000
Malawi 996,000
Malaysia 2,112,000
Mexico 1,828,000
Morocco 1,203,000
Mozambique 842,000
Myanmar 1,384,000
Namibia 467,000
Nepal 410,000
Nigeria 11,046,000
Pakistan 9,982,000
Palestinian Territories 2,354,000
Philippines 499,000
Rwanda 408,000
Senegal 549,000
Serbia & Montenegro 851,000
Sierra Leone 2,655,000
South Africa 3,350,000
Sri Lanka 1,619,000
Sudan 1,866,000
Syria 2,752,000
Tanzania 1,410,000
Thailand 1,050,000
Tunisia 701,000
Turkey 3,440,000
Uganda 1,888,000
Ukraine 631,000
Uzbekistan 527,000
Venezuela 683,000
Vietnam 2,425,000
Yemen 1,084,000
Zambia 1,038,000
Zimbabwe 1,420,000
Total 146,675,000

It is divided by theme as follows:

education and society £121.2 million;English £20.8 million; andarts £4.7 million.

The above figures cover international development work funded through contracts, partnerships and grant in aid.

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