Development Co-operation Directorate

DAC member profile: Australia


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

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2016

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2016.

Australia provided USD 3.2 billion in net ODA in 2015 (preliminary data), which represented 0.27% of gross national income (GNI) and a fall of 11.1% in real terms from 2014. Australia’s ODA is set to decrease further in light of the government’s decision to cut the budget by 20% for 2015/16. It plans, however, to target more innovative and catalytic investments, leveraging other drivers for development, such as private sector investment and domestic finance. Australia is the 16th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) provider in terms of ODA/GNI, and the 12th largest by volume. Australia’s share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was 89.1% in 2014 (down from 99.2% in 2013 and 100% in 2012), while the DAC average was 80.6%. The grant element of total ODA was 99.9% in 2014.

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.

Access Australia's latest evaluation reports on the DAC Evaluation Resource Centre (DEReC).

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