Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: Czech Republic


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 2013.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2014

DCR 2014 Czech Republic

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

In 2013, the Czech Republic provided USD 212 million ODA (preliminary data). This represented 0.11% of gross national income (GNI) and a fall of 4.7% in real terms from 2012. In its Development Co-operation Strategy (MFA, 2010), the Czech Republic committed to maintaining a gradual increase in its ODA as a percentage of GNI. While the share of ODA to GNI averaged 0.12% in 2010-12, it decreased in 2013 due mainly to the termination of activities supported by the Czech Republic in Afghanistan. The Czech Republic’s share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was 45% in 2012, compared to the DAC average of 81%. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2012.

Peer review findings

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The Czech Republic's development co-operation system has been revamped and restructured to make it more effective, and assistance has become more focused geographically and sectorally. The Czech ODA system underwent a significant transformation from 2008 through 2012, which progressively transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affaires (MFA) bilateral development activities and projects that were previously managed by nine different ministries.

‌T‌he Czech Republic's evaluation system has been integrated into the development co-operation system in a purposeful way, and independent evaluations are produced every year. The Czech Republic restructured and strengthened its evaluation system in line with the OECD DAC’s “Principles for Evaluation of Development Assistance (1991)". This new evaluation system ensures objectivity of evaluation, institutionalises a feedback mechanism and enhances accountability through public disclosure of evaluation findings.

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