Transparency data: Official Development Assistance (ODA): Arms Length Bodies and Soft Power Programmes

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December 19
13:31 2019


This Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Official Development Assistance (ODA) data covers from financial year 2018 to 2019 onwards.

To be consistent with the data we have provided to the International Aid Transparency Initiative, the complete data set includes data from previous financial years.

These funds provide support to arms length bodies and to the following FCO-led soft power programmes.

Wilton Park conferences

Wilton Park is an executive agency of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It provides a platform to discuss global development challenges. Our support allows participants from ODA recipient countries to attend events and share their expertise.

International Leaders Programme

The International Leaders Programme supports ODA eligible partner countries. It invests in a network of talented, rising and influential leaders from key sectors such as government, media, academia and business. Participants access UK professional expertise during targeted working visits to the UK.

Great Britain-China Centre

The Great Britain-China Centre (GBCC) is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) receiving core funding from the FCO. It works for shared UK-China prosperity through dialogue and the promotion of the rule of law, good governance and sustainable economic development in China. The GBCC builds mutual trust, understanding, and long-term connections between decision makers in the UK and China. Through its work, the GBCC has in turn aided the establishment of economic growth and prosperity outcomes for the UK as a secondary benefit.

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD)

The Westminster Foundation for Democracy is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) receiving core support from the FCO. ODA funding enables the WFD to advance multi-party representative democracy in ODA-eligible developing countries. Through its parliamentary programmes in developing countries, the WFD supports civil society, electoral bodies and other independent institutions by building their capability and expertise.

Chevening scholarships

Chevening helps to develop future leaders, decision makers and influencers professionally and academically. It supports scholars across a wide range of subject areas including in science and technology, media and creative industries, law and business, finance and economics, and public services and civil society. Chevening scholars are required under the terms of their awards to return to their country of origin following the completion of their courses. This enables them to utilise their new skills and abilities to contribute to the development of their home countries.

ODA spend data for the FCO is provided on GOV.UK. The whole of government ODA data can also be found through:

  • devtracker, the UKs development aid tracker

  • d-portal, which contains development data from the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) registry

Published 20 September 2018
Last updated 19 December 2019 +show all updates
  1. Updated with July to September 2019 data
  2. Updated with April to June 2019 data
  3. Updated with December 2018 to March 2019 data
  4. updated latest data up to December 2018
  5. Updated with July to September 2018 data
  6. First published.

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