Treasury: Overseas Aid

Treasury written question – answered on 22nd June 2020.

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

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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 Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department is signing new funding agreement for projects from the Official Development Assistance budget.

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

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has notified other Departments of the required savings on their share of the Official Development Assistance budget in the event of a decrease in GNI.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The UK has a legal commitment to spend 0.7% of its gross national income (GNI) each year on Official Development Assistance (ODA). The government reviews the ODA funding it allocates to projects on a regular basis in order to ensure delivery of its commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI on ODA.

HM Treasury allocates ODA budgets to departments and is responsible for decisions on changes to these. We take evidence-based spending decisions and ensure departments maintain high standards of programme delivery that are consistent with HMG best practice.

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