Research

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

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Photo of Tristram Hunt Tristram Hunt Labour, Stoke-on-Trent Central

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on academic research in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The most recent period for which figures are available are the last financial year (April 2011 to March 2012) in which DFID spend £222 million on centrally commissioned academic research.

Research budgets for all research except those that goes through multilateral organisations are published in Statistics for International Development. This is available on the DFID website at:

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/About-us/How-we-measure-progress/Aid-Statistics/Statistics-on-International-Development-2011/

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