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.