Collection

Official Development Assistance (ODA)

This series brings together all documents relating to Official Development Assistance (ODA).

This page explains how the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) invests its overseas aid budget to support the government’s international development goal of creating a more stable and prosperous world.

The FCO uses its aid budget to work with charities, non-government organisations and civil society to improve the lives of people in the most vulnerable communities around the globe. Our aid projects address issues such as conflict reduction, promoting human rights, mitigating climate change, and reducing poverty as well as promoting democratic and economic reforms that create new markets for international trade.

Britain is a thriving country and meeting our overseas aid commitments helps us take a leading, influential role on the world stage. We were the first country in the G7 to meet the commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on aid and have shown leadership in tackling humanitarian crises such as the ebola outbreak and Syrian refugees.

FCO ODA budget

  1. Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget for 2015 to 2016

    • Transparency data

Programme Strategies

  1. Cross-Government Prosperity Fund Programme

    • Guidance
  2. Counter proliferation programme

    • Guidance
  3. Diplomatic influence and values reuniting Europe strategy

    • Transparency data
  4. EECAD Open Futures Fund Programme 2016 to 2017

    • Transparency data
  5. FCO Counter-Proliferation Programme 2012-2013

    • Transparency data
  6. FCO Counter-Proliferation Programme 2015 to 2016

    • Transparency data
  7. FCO Programme on DHR for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2012-13

    • Transparency data
  8. International leaders programme 2016 to 2017

    • Transparency data
  9. International leaders programme 2014 to 2015

    • Transparency data
  10. GREAT challenge fund strategy 2014-2015

    • Transparency data
  11. Human rights and democracy programme 2015 to 2016

    • Transparency data
  12. Human rights and democracy programme 2014-15

    • Transparency data
  13. Magna carta fund for human rights and democracy 2016 to 2017

    • Transparency data
  14. Maritime security programme strategy 2015 to 2016

    • Transparency data
  15. Overseas territories programme strategy 2015 to 2016

    • Transparency data
  16. Overseas territories programme strategy 2014-15

    • Transparency data
  17. Prosperity fund strategy 2014 to 2015

    • Transparency data
  18. Rules-based international system 2016 to 2017

    • Transparency data
  19. Small arms and light weapons: Weapons and Ammunitions Management (WAM) programme

    • Guidance

Project evaluation documents

  1. Project evaluation fund - Kenya - business and human rights training courses

    • Transparency data
  2. Project fund evaluation - a pact for responsible business relating to oil and gas exploration companies in Kenya

    • Transparency data
  3. Project fund evaluation: elections and democracy in Kazakhstan

    • Transparency data
  4. Project fund evaluation - promoting UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on business and human rights in Kazakhstan

    • Transparency data
  5. Project fund evaluation - strengthening religious freedom in the Republic of Kazakhstan

    • Transparency data
  6. Project fund evaluation - integrating safeguards against torture in the law and practice of Kazakhstan

    • Transparency data
  7. Project fund evaluation - enhancing government proficiency to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in contemporary Colombia

    • Transparency data
  8. Project fund evaluation - to develop the media's ability to facilitate dialogue and debate in Zambia

    • Transparency data
  9. Project fund evaluation - risk maps to track electoral irregularities in the 2014 elections

    • Transparency data
  10. Project fund evaluation - capacity building for effective participation of women victims of the armed conflict in Colombia

    • Transparency data
  11. Project fund evaluation - review of South Africa's trade strategy

    • Transparency data
  12. Prosperity fund evaluation: UK-Korea anti-corruption co-operation

    • Transparency data
  13. Prosperity fund evaluation: CDP Cities in Korea 2013

    • Transparency data
  14. Prosperity fund evaluation - Alert Africa - South Africa

    • Transparency data
  15. Enhancing protection of journalists and promoting media freedom in Vietnam

    • Transparency data
  16. Prosperity fund evaluation: enhancement of sub-national procurement monitoring capacity in Indonesia

    • Transparency data
  17. Prosperity fund evaluation: unlocking energy efficiency investment potential in Indonesia

    • Transparency data
  18. HRD evaluation: promoting women’s rights in Burma

    • Transparency data
  19. HRDD evaluation: Burma rule of law project

    • Transparency data
  20. HRDD evaluation on Burma: reintegration and skills development for political prisoners

    • Transparency data
  21. Prosperity fund evaluation for China: international experience on natural gas pricing and regulation

    • Transparency data
  22. HRDD evaluation: a policy approach to further reduce the death penalty in China

    • Transparency data
  23. HRDD evaluation - developing a human rights approach to prison management in China

    • Transparency data
  24. HRDD evaluation - human rights in the Chinese textile industry

    • Transparency data
  25. HRDD evaluation - promoting best practice in investigating complaints from detainees in China

    • Transparency data
  26. HRDD evaluation: promoting legal protection for the media in China

    • Transparency data
  27. Prosperity fund evaluation - develop and launch carbon indexing of Indian listed companies

    • Transparency data
  28. Prosperity fund evaluation - Mexico building resilient and competitive cities

    • Transparency data
  29. Prosperity fund evaluation - stimulate an enabling policy environment for first generation entrepreneurship promotion in India

    • Transparency data
  30. Prosperity Fund Project Evaluation of Project: Code PPY TUR 1010

    • Transparency data
  31. Prosperity Fund Project Evaluation: Climate Action Plans For Municipalities (Mexico)

    • Transparency data
  32. Prosperity Fund Project Evaluation: Reuniting Europe Programme – 7 Projects In Croatia 2011/12

    • Transparency data
  33. Prosperity Fund Project Evaluation: Supporting the implementation of the Brazilian National Policy on Waste Management - 2012

    • Transparency data
  34. Prosperity Fund Project Evaluation: Investing in Kazakhstan: Strengthening the Investment Climate through OECD Standards - 2012

    • Transparency data
  35. Prosperity Fund Project Evaluation: Deepening Engagement on South Africa's Trade Policy - 2012

    • Transparency data
  36. Prosperity Fund Project Evaluation: Support To The India Solar Capital Market Climate Initiative (CMCI) - 2012

    • Transparency data
  37. Prosperity Fund Project Evaluation: Implementing Energy Efficiency in Brazil - 2012

    • Transparency data
  38. Prosperity Fund Project Evaluation: Building an international movement of business leadership groups for a low carbon economy - 2012

    • Transparency data
  39. Official Development Assistance Strategic Projects: FCO evaluations - 2012-13

    • Transparency data

Applying to programmes for funding

  1. Africa Prosperity Fund: call for bids

    • Guidance
  2. Arab Partnership Participation Fund

    • Detailed guide
  3. Reuniting Europe programme

    • Detailed guide
  4. Prosperity fund guidance

    • Guidance
  5. Prosperity Fund programme

    • Detailed guide