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FCDO ODA allocations for 2021/22 were announced on 21 April 2021. Changes to individual programmes are underway. The information on this website may not reflect the latest allocated budgets for this year. This information will be updated in due course.

UK aid from the British people

India

Summary

India is an important economic partner for the UK. It will become even more important as it consolidates its position as a major global power. India is one of the fastest growing major economies and is projected to become the world’s third largest economy by 2030. The UK is the largest G20 investor in India, while India invests more in the UK than in the rest of the EU combined. India is crucial for co-operation in international bodies like the United Nations, World Bank and World Trade Organisation. The UK and India share common values on rights and freedoms, and together can be a force for good on global issues. India is constrained in reaching its full global economic and political potential by significant internal challenges, including some 230 million people living in poverty; skills shortages; unplanned urbanisation; and a huge infrastructure deficit. Our partnership with India helps enhance investment and trade; increase prosperity and jobs in both countries; strengthen joint action on global issues of mutual concern; widen access to knowledge and technology and support the UK’s global security objectives. Our targeted and catalytic support is designed to help India address its constraints to growth, accelerate development for the good of all its people and generate a return for Britain by creating new markets for trade and investment.

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Note: Many country summaries were written prior to the creation of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and are being incrementally refreshed.

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13.3M

People with access to financial services as a result of DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source

69.2K

People with access to financial services as a result of DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source

3.8K

People with access to financial services as a result of DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source

521K

Children supported to gain a decent education.

2015 - 2020, Source

460K

People with sustainable access to clean water and/or sanitation through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source

Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget More information about project status

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.

£63.7M

2021/2022

Help with Sector and Budget Figures
Please note that although budgets are generally split by year, some departments publish budgets that span multiple years. These are represented in the first year of their allocation. Cross-government allocations such as Prosperity Fund and Conflict, Stability and Security Fund are known to duplicate budgets published by other departments, as well as using multi-year budgets.
Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
British Council 1
Met Office 3
International Finance Corporation 2
PwC India 13
IPE Global Private Limited 13
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP 15
KPMG LLP 8
Oxford Policy Management 7
PwC 13
Crown Agents Limited 2
World Health Organization (WHO) 2
British Asian Trust 2
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 15
DAI Europe 4
ICF Consulting Services Ltd 2
International Monetary Fund 6
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 8
IMC Worldwide 3
Palladium International Ltd (UK) 1
Centre for Economic Policy Research 1
Natural Resource Governance Institute 1
MannionDaniels 1
British Council 1

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