India: Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what is the criteria is for providing aid to India.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK gives no money to the Indian Government.

Instead, the UK offers expertise, skills and investment to India in areas of mutual interest such as urban development, financial services, energy and security. The Prosperity Fund and Newton Fund support projects in India led by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to deliver joint economic development priorities in India, focusing on areas which will generate jobs and lift people out of poverty.

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