HC Deb 29 July 1988 vol 138 c624W
Mr. George

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been spent by his Department in each of the past five years on the evaluation of departmental programmes; and what proportion this constitutes of(a) the amount allocated for evaluation and (b) the Department's total budget.

Mr. Chris Patten

[holding answer 28 July 1988]: Information in respect of the Overseas Development Administration is as follows:

Expenditure on evaluation1 £ thousand Expenditure on evaluation as percentage of allocation Expenditure on evaluation as percentage of total net aid programme
1983–84 293 78 0.02
1984–85 369 68 0.02
1985–86 375 81 0.02
1986–87 375 86 0.02
1987–88 425 95 0.03
1 Virtually all expenditure on evaluation has been in respect of evaluation of Departmental programmes.