Turkey: Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Official Development Assistance her Department has allocated to Turkey in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2019; and if he will make a statement.

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

DFID provided the following direct Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Turkey in calendar years 2015, 2016 and 2017. DFID’s final ODA spend figures in Turkey for 2018 will be published in Statistics on International Development this autumn. Spend figures for 2019 will be published in 2020.

Year

DFID ODA to Turkey, £ million

2015

1.3

2016

85.5

2017

128.4

Source: Statistics on International Development

The increase in funding between 2015 and 2017 represents DFID’s contribution to the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey.

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