Overseas Aid

International Development written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Turner Andrew Turner Conservative, Isle of Wight

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the GDP is of each of the 10 countries receiving the most aid from the UK; and what the average GDP value is of all other aid recipients.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The GDP of each of the 10 countries receiving the most bilateral Official Development Assistance (ODA) from the UK in 2012 and the average GDP value of all other aid recipients are shown in the table. GDP is presented both in absolute terms and per capita. GDP per capita is more widely used since it takes into account the population of each country, giving a more meaningful measure.

Country GDP per capita (£) GDP (£ million)
India 949 1,173,054
Afghanistan 434 12,942
Ethiopia 295 27,014
Nigeria 1,718 290,064
Bangladesh 473 73,229
Pakistan 792 141,922
Tanzania 384 17,828
Congo, Dem. Rep. 264 17,325
Zimbabwe 574 7,871
Malawi 168 2,676

It is not possible to give an average for other countries as GDP data for 2012 is not available for all countries.

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