India: Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 25th 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 International Development, how much Official Development Assistance her Department has spent in India in each of the last five years.

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

The Department for International Development (DFID) invests in and partners with India to promote prosperity, reduce poverty and address climate change, while generating returns and creating trade, investment and other partnership opportunities for the UK.

Financial Aid to India ended in 2015. DFID deploys technical assistance and expertise to stimulate mutual prosperity and generate new markets. DFID uses Development Capital Investment to invest in Indian companies, alongside co-investment from Indian Government bodies, with the returns coming back to HMG in due course. Thus far £63.43 million has been returned.

In the past five years DFID has spent the following amounts in India. Data for 2019 will be published in the Autumn.





Technical Assistance





Development Capital Investment





Financial Aid










India also receives ODA through multilateral institutions to whom DFID provides core funding. Information on all UK ODA spend is published at:

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