Financial flows between the UK and developing countries

Use our dashboard to analyse flows between the UK and different regions, rank countries by the importance of UK flows, or explore trends for a specific country. Comprehensive notes and sources can be found here. We plan to add data on more interactions, including natural resource payments, arms export licences, investment positions and CDC investments (see a preview).

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Sources: DFID, World Bank, ONS (see detailed notes)

Note: The financial flows above cannot be aggregated to show whether there is a net transfer of resources between the UK and each developing country because there are inherent differences between flows. Some flows are transfers (e.g. remittances), whilst others are commercial and associated with a corresponding transfer of resources (e.g. traded goods or acquisition of equity in a foreign subsidiary). In addition, data on certain flows, such as illicit finance, is unavailable.