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Thursday, 03 July 2008

DFID: Reducing poverty in Africa

This DFID factsheet provides useful basic information on Africa and DFID's projects in Africa. In 2007/08 DFID will have spent approximately £1.17 billion on bilateral and regional programmes to reduce poverty in Africa, up from £1.05bn in 2006/07, of which 90% spent in our 16 priority countries. UK aid to Africa will rise to at least £2.6bn by 2010. DFID’s 14 priority countries, as agreed with HM Treasury in the 2008-11 Public Service Agreement are: DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. DFID’s bilateral aid allocation to Africa during the PSA period is £1.25 billion in 2008/09, £1.50 billion in 2009/10 and £1.75 billion in 2010/11.
Source: DFID