Gambia: Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 29th May 2019.

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Photo of Lord German Lord German Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much Official Development Assistance (ODA) is spent in The Gambia; and how that ODA is spent in that country.

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

In 2017 (the most recent year for which statistics are available), The Gambia received £41.3 million from the UK aid budget, including £15.5 million of bilateral assistance and £25.8 million of UK attributed multilateral aid. The greatest focus of bilateral spending was on the health sector, with the largest share (£14m) spent through the Medical Research Council’s research facility in the country.

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