Estonia’s net ODA increased from USD 19 million in 2010 to USD 24 million in 2011, a 19.5% increase in real terms. Its ratio of ODA to gross national income (GNI) also rose from 0.10% to 0.11%. Bilateral ODA accounted for 30% of Estonia’s ODA, while multilateral assistance constituted 70% of ODA disbursements and was mainly channelled through the EU.
According to preliminary ODA estimates for 2012, Estonian ODA dropped slightly by 2.7% in real terms to USD 23 million. The ODA/GNI ratio remained stable at 0.11%.
In 2011, Estonia began to implement its second Development Co-operation Strategy, which was set for the period of 2011-15. Afghanistan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine remained priority partners in 2011. All bilateral assistance was extended in the form of grants and was primarily technical assistance. In 2011, Estonia made its first contribution to the tenth European Development Fund (EDF).
Estonian development co-operation focuses on the following priority sectors: peace and security, human rights, democracy and the rule of law, sustainable economic development, and human development. Partner countries have shown increasing interest in areas where Estonia has a comparative advantage such as transition experience and e-governance. Both of these areas will remain a focus of Estonian development co-operation.
See the chapter on Notes on other OECD providers of development co-operation from OECD's Development Co-operation Report 2013
Development finance reporting of countries beyond the DAC
Promoting dialogue beyond the DAC: DAC Global Relations Strategy
Strengthening aid management beyond the DAC
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