Overseas Aid

International Development written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent in each (a) programme and (b) country on wealth creation in the latest period for which figures are available; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of such spending.

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

In 2011-12 the Department for International Development (DFID) spent a total of £549,226,000 on wealth creation (£421,231,000 resource, £127,995,000 capital); this has been provided through national and regional programmes and through bilateral and multilateral inputs. Details (countries, amounts and beneficiaries) can be found in the 2011-12 DFID annual report, published on June 25th and available on our website:

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/News/Latest-news/2012/Annual-report-New-results-show-UK-aid-is-changing-lives/

This report also includes the numbers of beneficiaries of this funding. In addition, all DFID programmes are subject to annual reviews, details of which can also be found on DFID's website:

http://projects.dfid.gov.uk/

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