Packages of emergency humanitarian assistance for people across Northern and Central Iraq. Photo by: Cpl Neil Bryden RAF / Crown copyright

LONDON — What is the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development planning to spend through 2020? DFID released a new batch of country profiles showing how it is using bilateral aid for 2018 and 2019. The Devex team has extracted the most useful data from the profiles and created an interactive dashboard, to guide organizations as they put together their business development strategies.

Overall, DFID’s projected bilateral spend fell slightly. The 2018 fiscal year budget released this summer showed a small, £11.1 million ($14.5 million) increase compared to the 2017 fiscal year budget released last year. Within that overall budget, humanitarian aid increased by £170 million, and funding fell most significantly in the “human development” category, by £191.4 million. Economic development also fell by about £129.8 million. Pakistan and Ethiopia were once again DFID’s most-funded countries, though total funding budgeted for both fell compared to last year’s plans.

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    Molly Anders

    Molly Anders is a former U.K. correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.
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    Matthew Wolf

    Matthew Wolf works with Devex's Development Data team from Johannesburg in South Africa, helping improve our coverage of and insight into development work and funding around the world. He draws on work experience with Thomson Reuters in Africa, MENA and Latin America, where he helped uncover, pursue and win opportunities with local governments and donor agencies. He is interested in data-driven solutions to development challenges, results-based financing, and ICT4D.