DAC member profile: Australia


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2015

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2015.

Australia provided USD 4.2 billion in net ODA in 2014 (preliminary data), which represented 0.27% of gross national income (GNI) and a fall of 7.2% in real terms from 2013. Australia’s ODA has fallen since 2012, both in volume and as a percentage of GNI. The present government has not retained the ODA target of 0.5% ODA/GNI. It announced a 20% reduction to the 2015/16 budget in mid-December 2014 – the largest cut ever in the Australian aid programme. It plans, however, to target investments better. Australia is the 14th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 9th largest by volume. The grant element of total ODA was 99.9% in 2013.

Peer review findings: 2013

Latest evaluation reports

Australia can deliver a growing aid budget effectively and efficiently. To ensure that its aid has an impact on development, Australia sets clear goals, and monitors and reports the results of its development co-operation. The review commends Australia’s exemplary steps to increase the transparency of aid.

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