Chris Seeks Statistics On India's Sustainable Development Goals
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much official development assistance has been provided to India to help (a) tackle climate change, (b) reduce carbon emissions and (c) achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in each of the last five years; and how much of that investment has been returned in each of the last five years.
The UK Government stopped providing traditional development aid to India in 2015. In the past five years we have provided £435 million of official development assistance, mostly in the form of investments, to India. We provided £95 million in 2018, £108 million in 2019, £95 million in 2020, £91 million in 2021, and £46 million in 2022. In the same period £63 million has been returned overall - £5 million in 2018, £9 million in 2019, £8 million in 2020, £16 million in 2021, and £25 million in 2022. Most of these investments support India's climate goals including reducing emissions, and all help achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
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