Overseas Aid

International Development written question – answered on 5 September 2012.

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Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much overseas development assistance has been spent in the private sector, by country, since June 2010.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for Transport

The private sector plays an important role in delivering some of the Department for International Development's (DFID) aid programmes.

DFID publishes details of Official Development Assistance by country in its annual publication, “Statistics on International Development”:


Information on spend in the private sector is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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