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Somalia

International Development written question – answered on 14th March 2012.

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Photo of Alun Michael Alun Michael Labour, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) development assistance and (b) other aid his Department provided to Puntland and the South and Central regions of Somalia (i) in each year from 2005 to 2010 and (ii) in the first half of 2011; and what the difference was between commitments and disbursements in each period.

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

The Department for International Development (DFID) does not compile formal aid expenditure statistics broken down at sub-national level, or records commitments separately for actual aid spending. UK bilateral aid expenditure to Somalia (including Somaliland) for each year 2005-06 to 2010-11, is given in Table 1 as follows:

Table 1: DFID bilateral aid—Somalia
£000
  2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Total 18,740 16,631 25,714 33,471 44,431 46,060
Of which:            
Humanitarian assistance 15,589 7,975 13,675 18,288 31,900 29,855
Source: Statistics on International Development, 2011, 2010. http://www.dfid.gov.uk/About-us/How-we-measure-progress/Aid-Statistics/

In the year 2011-12, the UK intends to spend up to £103 million across Somalia, focused on heath services, private sector development, governance and peace-building and humanitarian assistance, subject to results. Up to 60% of this development funding (not including humanitarian aid) from 2011-12 to 2014-15 will be to Somaliland, dependent on results achieved.

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