UK Foreign Aid Budget: The Top 10 Countries That Receive The Most Money

Patel added: “It rightly infuriates taxpayers when money that is intended for the world’s poorest people is stolen or wasted on inappropriate projects. I am infuriated.”

So where does the UK’s foreign aid money go?

Aid is divided into two categories – bilateral and multilateral.

Multilateral aid is that given to organisations such as the United Nations which then determine how it will be spent.

Bilateral aid is money allocated to a specific country or programme either directly or through a multilateral organisations. The donor country decides how this money is spent.

In 2015 the UK spent £12.23 billion on foreign aid, 62.9% of which was bilateral as broken down below…

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