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Official Development Assistance (ODA): arm's length bodies and soft power programmes

Official Development Assistance to arm's length bodies and FCDO-led soft power programmes for April 2018 to December 2022.



This Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Official Development Assistance (ODA) data covers 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 FCDO-led soft power programmes.

Wilton Park conferences

Wilton Park is an executive agency of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development 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 FCDO. 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 FCDO. 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.

Find out more about all ODA spend data for the FCDO.

The whole of government ODA data is on:

  • devtracker, the UK’s development aid tracker
  • d-portal, which contains development data from the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) registry
Published 20 September 2018
Last updated 13 July 2023 + show all updates
  1. Data added for January to December 2022.

  2. Data for April 2018 to December 2021 added.

  3. Added July to September 2021 data.

  4. Added April to June 2021 data.

  5. Data added for 1 January to 31 March 2021.

  6. September to December 2020 data added.

  7. Updated with July to September 2020 data

  8. Updated with April to June 2020 data.

  9. Updated with December 2019 to March 2020 data

  10. Updated with October to December 2019 data

  11. Updated with July to September 2019 data

  12. Updated with April to June 2019 data

  13. Updated with December 2018 to March 2019 data

  14. updated latest data up to December 2018

  15. Updated with July to September 2018 data

  16. First published.