Statistics on International Development is produced annually to report on development progress in individual aid recipient countries and on the deployment of official UK financial resources to support such progress
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Key Statistics (2003/04)
Total DFID programme expenditure was £3965m, an increase of 19 per cent over 2002/03. £1972m (or 50 per cent) of this was bilateral assistance and £1805m (45 per cent) was channelled through multilateral organisations. The remaining £187m (5 per cent) was spent on administration costs.
Humanitarian assistance totalled £381m, £285m of which was spent bilaterally and £96m multilaterally. The top five bilateral recipients of humanitarian assistance were Iraq (£102m), Zimbabwe (£25m), Sudan (£21m), Ethiopia (£19m), and Democratic Republic of Congo (£13m). In addition, a contribution of £17.5m was made to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The proportion of bilateral assistance, excluding humanitarian assistance, going to low income countries dropped to 74 per cent, following the change in income group classifications (see Foreword) and our support to Iraq which is a middle income country.
The top five bilateral recipients were Iraq (£209m), India (£200m), Tanzania (£80m), Afghanistan (£80m) and Ghana (£68m).
The top multilateral recipients were the European Community (£1050m) and the World Bank (£403m).
47 per cent of bilateral assistance was spent in Asia (14 per cent in the Middle East) with 41 per cent going to Sub Saharan Africa.
£220m of bilateral assistance was channelled through civil society organisations, including £87m of humanitarian assistance.
NEW this year: tables on Poverty Reduction Budget Support which represented 17 per cent of the bilateral programme in 2003/04. Just over half of this (£193m) was spent in sub Saharan Africa.
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