International Assistance

Department for International Development written question – answered on 13th November 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proportion of aid funding which is channelled to large international agencies compared to that channelled to local non-governmental organisations.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) channelled through non-governmental organisations is set out in the table below. DFID is currently conducting the Civil Society Partnership Review, which is considering future funding arrangements.

2014 data will be published on the DFID website as National Statistics on Thursday 3rd December 2015.

Channel Code Description

2013 ODA (£ millions)

% of Total UK ODA

NGO (where country base is undefined)



Internationally-based (non-UK) NGO*



UK-based NGO*



Developing country-based NGO



*Many international and UK-based NGOs have significant local developing country footprints.

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