India: Overseas Aid:Written question - 62556

(Birmingham, Edgbaston)

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Asked on: 22 June 2020
Department for International Development
India: Overseas Aid
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.
Answered by: Nigel Adams
Answered on: 25 June 2020

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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