Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: Austria


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1966.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2015

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

In 2014, Austria provided USD 1.1 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.26% of gross national income (GNI) and a 3.8% decrease in real terms from 2013. Austria is the 15th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI and the 18th donor in terms of volume. The Austrian government remains committed to achieving the target of 0.7% ODA/GNI. It intends to develop a legally binding roadmap to achieve this target. At the same time, the outlook for growth in the ODA budget is negative, with cuts planned for 2015. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2013.

Peer review findings: 2015

Latest evaluation reports

Austria should set a timeframe to increase its aid budget in line with a pledge to allocate 0.7% of its gross national income (GNI) to development aid, according to latest peer review of Austria. “Austria has made important contributions to the fight against poverty with its role in EU and UN peacekeeping operations. But its aid spending has declined to below the OECD average even as countries going through tougher economic times have managed to reach the 0.7% ODA target,” said DAC Chair Erik Solheim, launching the report in Vienna. He added: “I am pleased that Austria has deepened its relationship with the private sector and uses ODA to mobilize private finance.”

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