Research

Department for International Development written question – answered on 20th March 2015.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what amount her Department and its agency spent on research and development in each year since 2010-11; and what proportion such spending was of total departmental spending.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development

Details of DFID’s total spent on centrally commissioned research (via DFID’s Research and Evidence Division) over financial years 2009 to 2014 can be found on the table below.

Table 1

Financial Year

DFID’s Total Gross Spend

DFID’s Total Spend on Centrally Commissioned Research

Proportion of Centrally Commissioned Research as % of Total DFID Budget

2009-10

£6.63b

£177m

2.7%

2010-11

£7.69b

£203m

2.6%

2011-12

£7.68b

£222m

2.9%

2012-13

£7.67b

£230m

3.0%

2013-14

£10.06b

£305m

3.0%

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