Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Aid

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 18th June 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the criteria his Department plans to use for prioritising Official Development Assistance spending in the event of a decrease in GNI.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

To tackle poverty and advance our Global Britain objectives, the Foreign Office takes evidence-based spending decisions and maintains high standards of programme delivery that are consistent with HMG best practice. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will ensure it meets any revised spending targets as a result of changes in UK Gross National Income.

Further details on how the Foreign and Commonwealth Office allocates Official Development Assistance funding can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/official-development-assistance-oda-allocations-aid-policy.

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