HL Deb 25 June 2004 vol 662 c157WA
The Earl of Sandwich

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress they are making alongside other G8 countries towards the target of providing 0.2 per cent of gross national income assistance to the least developed countries. [HL3264]

The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos)

The UN aid target for least developed countries is 0.15 per cent of gross national income. The latest year for which data are available is 2002—details are given in the following table:

Net official development assistance (ODA) from G8 countries to least developed countries1.

Donor $m per cent of GNI
Canada 349 0.05
France 1,626 0.11
Germany 1,332 0.07
Italy 1,045 0.09
Japan 1,813 0.04
Russia not a DAC donor
UK 1,153 0.07
US 3,012 0.03
Total DAC 15,137 0.06


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

1 Including imputed multilateral flows, i.e. making allowance for contributions through multilateral organisations, calculated using the geographical distribution of multilateral disbursements for the year of reference.