To ask Her Majesty's Government to how many countries they have provided official development assistance in each year since 1997, and which were the countries in question.
As a result of the bilateral aid review commissioned in May 2010, the Department for International Development (DfID) aid programme is focused in fewer countries, so that support can be targeted where it will make the biggest difference. Twenty-eight priority countries have been identified.
The table below shows the number of countries that received official development assistance (ODA) from the UK Government in each year since 1997. Electronic records for the DfID contributions to UK ODA do not exist prior to 2006.
|Year||DfID-only Official Development Assistance||All UK Official Development Assistance|
DfID publishes details of official development assistance in the "Statistics on International Development" publication. Data from 2006 to 2011 can be found here: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/About-us/How-we-measure- progress/Aid-Statistics/Statistics-on-International-Development-2011/.
The list of countries that have received UK ODA, since 1997, will be deposited in the House Library.