Developing Countries: Debts Written Off

Department for International Development written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the £150 million of Official Development Assistance to the International Monetary Fund’s Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust is an additional contribution above the annual 0.7 percent of Gross National Income.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Funding will be allocated from the UK ODA Crisis Reserve which is built into our annual 0.7% budget allocation. The UK ODA Crisis Reserve was established as part of the UK Aid Strategy in 2015, to respond to unforeseen urgent priorities.

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