Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 2013.
In 2012, the Czech Republic’s ODA totalled USD 219 million, representing 0.12% of its GNI. While ODA increased in real terms by 2.7% between 2010 and 2011 – predominantly due to a rise in contributions to multilateral organisations – the Czech Republic’s ODA fell by 4.2% in 2012. All assistance was provided in the form of grants. The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) stands by its EU commitment to meet the ODA/GNI target of 0.33%, but acknowledges that it will take longer than 2015.
Key Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2013 (DCR)
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.