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International Development written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding her Department has allocated to projects which support economic growth in Afghanistan in each year since 2010; and what the 10 most expensive such projects have been.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan The Minister of State, Department for International Development

Supporting economic growth is one of the three priority areas for DFID's work in Afghanistan, alongside work to improve political stability and helping the state to deliver improved services. Many of our programmes indirectly support economic growth in Afghanistan and so it is not possible to disaggregate the precise amount that DFID spends on this objective.

Figures for the 10 largest programmes which contribute to the delivery of our growth objectives that commenced in or around 2010 are:

Programme name Start date End date Total programme budget (£ million
Contribution to multi-donor Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund November 2011 November 2014 300.0
Helmand Growth Programme May 2010 June 2015 36.0
Supporting Employment and Enterprise Development March 2010 August 2014 36.0
Contribution to multi-donor Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund March 2011 December 2015 35.0
Afghanistan Investment Climate Facility February 2009 March 2015 31.5
Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development programme (CARD-F) June 2009 June 2014 30.0
Road Rehabilitation and Maintenance Programme May 2012 December 2014 19.45
Tax Administration Project August 2011 March 2015 19.0
Strengthening the Agricultural Sector in Afghanistan April 2012 March 2015 12.9
Road Improvement in Central Helmand November 2010 April 2013 10.5

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