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Analysis of Official Development Aid trends

The Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation (DG DEVCO) has published an analysis of the levels of Official Development Assistance (ODA) achieved by the individual EU Member States.

In 2012 over half of all Official Development Assistance (ODA) registered by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) came from the European Union and its Member States, meaning that they continue to represent the world’s biggest ODA donors. In 2002-2010 there was a rise in the level of EU ODA, although the budgetary restrictions caused by the economic crisis led in 2011-12 to a decrease to pre-2008 levels. Over the course of the last two years, 11 EU Member States have actually increased the nominal value of their ODA by a total of EUR 966m, but in the same period ODA in the remaining 16 countries decreased by EUR 3.2bn.

The results of the analysis show that, compared with 2011, only four countries (Austria, Latvia, Luxembourg, and Poland) have increased the share of provided Official Development Assistance in their Gross National Incomes (GNI), with seven countries (the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the UK) maintaining current contribution levels.

In 2012 only four EU Member States (Denmark, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Sweden) reached a level of ODA above 0.7% GNI. In 2011, the only country with an ODA above 1% GNI was Sweden (1.02% GNI); in 2012, this was achieved only by Luxembourg (1% GNI).

Read the analysis of Official Development Assistance trends published by DG DEVCO on the basis of data provided by the EU Member States.

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