Andrew Mitchell: UK Bilateral Aid Operational Plans Out Beginning April

In April, the U.K. Department for International Development will start publishing its operational plans for countries receiving British bilateral aid, according to U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell.

Mitchell disclosed the schedule through a March 28 written statement in response to a question by Harriet Harman, Labour member of the U.K. Parliament and shadow secretary of state for international development.

The operational plans will cover the 27 countries that will continue to receive aid from the U.K. following DfID’s bilateral review. They are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territories, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

>> UK Releases Aid Review Results

In a testimony before the parliamentary International Development Committee on Monday, Mitchell said he expects the operational plan for the U.K. aid program in India to be out by June. 

>> Andrew Mitchell Previews UK Aid Plan for India

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