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 2014

DCR 2014 Austria

See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2014.

In 2013, Austria provided USD 1.2 billion ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.28% of gross national income (GNI) and a 0.7% increase in real terms from 2012. The Austrian government committed to achieving the 0.7% ODA/GNI target in its Work Programme 2013-18, which will require large and sustained efforts. Austria’s share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) has declined, from 44% in 2011 to 37% in 2012, compared to the 2012 DAC average of 81%.The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2012.

Peer review findings

Latest evaluation report

Austria’s official development assistance (ODA) was 0.42% of its gross national income (GNI) in 2008, putting it in 11th place among OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors. Austria’s net ODA fell by 14% to USD1.7 billion from 2007 to 2008, due to a lower level of debt relief grants provided in 2008.

‌Austria has committed within a framework of international agreements to gender equality and women’s empowerment through gender mainstreaming. The evaluation of Austria's development co-operation gender policy, however, found that the relevance of the gender policy document itself appears to be rather limited. Although Austrian Development Cooperation staff are aware of this issue, they do not yet use it for providing guidance for their work.

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