Developing Countries: Family Planning

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will advocate proposals for a 10 per cent of Official Development Assistance to be allocated to Population Assistance at the forthcoming International Conference on Financing for Development to be held on 13–16 July 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The UK Government is proud to have fulfilled our commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI on ODA, and intends to continue to do so. Within this, it is important to maintain the flexibility to target our programme to the areas where support is most needed, and where UK development assistance can have greatest impact. For this reason we do not support sub targets on Official Development Assistance (ODA) to specific sectoral areas.

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