In 2011, Hungarian ODA stood at USD 140 million, a 14.6% increase in real terms. The ODA/GNI ratio also rose from 0.09% to 0.11%. This increase was mainly due to Hungary’s substantial contribution to the tenth EDF. Bilateral assistance accounted for 24% of ODA, while multilateral assistance constituted 76% of ODA.
Preliminary ODA estimates for 2012 indicate a 7.5% drop in real terms, with Hungarian ODA standing at USD 119 million. The ODA/GNI ratio also fell from 0.11% to 0.10%, partly due to a decrease in funds channelled through the EU.
In 2011, Hungary became more actively engaged in the work of organisations involved in climate protection and financing. As part of developed countries’ collective commitment to jointly mobilise resources for fast-start climate financing for the period 2010-12, Hungary contributed USD 1.3 million to the Least-Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) managed by the Global Environmental Facility.
Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine were the principal recipients of Hungarian bilateral assistance in 2011. Projects were implemented in areas where Hungary has a comparative advantage such as institutional capacity building, transition experience, education, public health, water management and sanitation, and environmental protection.
Despite the current economic situation, international development co-operation remained an important element of Hungary’s foreign policy. In accordance with the MDGs, Hungary’s main goals are to contribute to global efforts to eradicate poverty and help partner countries establish democratic institutions based on human rights.
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
Seminars on aid statistics
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