Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Ceisteanna (114)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

114. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the value of aid distributed overseas to various worthy causes in each of the past three years to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53817/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

My Department reports each year on the delivery of the Government's official development assistance programme, Irish Aid. These reports are available on my Department's website www.irishaid.ie. The reports show the breadth of Ireland's work, and the impact that it is having across more than 130 countries. The annual report is a flagship for our accountability, transparency and engagement.

In 2017, Ireland's total official development assistance amounted to over €743 million. €181 million of this total was provided in humanitarian assistance.

Ireland's ODA in 2018 was over €791 million which included in excess of €463 million in funding to Multilateral organisations and more than €169 million to NGOs. Over €185 million of this total was provided in humanitarian assistance.

For 2019, the allocation for ODA is €816 million. The 2019 Annual Report is due to be published in 2020 and will report on the expenditure for 2019.