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The Slovak Republic


The OECD DAC welcomes Slovakia as its 27th member

Over the last decade, the Slovak Republic has established itself as a provider of development co operation. Slovakia more than tripled its volume of official development assistance (ODA) between 2004 and ‌2008. In 2012, its ODA reached USD 80 million, or 0.09% of the country’s gross national income (GNI). The Slovak Republic has also developed legislative and strategic frameworks as well as monitoring and evaluation systems for providing effective development co-operation.

At its meeting on 17 September 2013, the DAC invited the Slovak Republic to become a member of the Committee. The Slovak Republic accepted this invitation and, in a letter addressed to the OECD Secretary General, pledged to fulfil obligations of DAC membership.

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Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General welcomes the Slovak Republic to the DAC



  • First peer review due: TBC after 2015

Key priority countries of the Slovak Republic

Slovakia focuses its bilateral development co-operation on three programme countries (Afghanistan, Kenya and South Sudan) as well as on several project countries in Western Balkans (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), Eastern Europe (Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) and Africa (Tunisia), with which it shares its transition experience. 



The Slovak Republic's operating system

‌‌Slovak Republic’s development co-operation system:

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has overall responsibility for formulating Slovak development co-operation policy and for co-ordinating aid activities. 

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Slovakia: Public Finance for Development programme

Reform of the management of public finances is widely recognised as one of the most successful areas of the economic transition in Slovakia. Public financial management is also a priority sector in the country’s ODA strategy. Therefore, the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic, together with the UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre, have designed and implemented the programme “Public Finance for Development: Strengthening Public Finance Capacities in the Western Balkans and Commonwealth of Independent States”. This five-year programme, which started in June 2009, is financed by the Ministry of Finance within the Slovakia’s development co-operation programme and has a budget of nearly USD 2 million.

The goal of the programme is to contribute to public finance reforms in Western Balkans and Eastern European countries as well as to increase efficiency and long-term sustainability of reformed public finances. The programme objectives include developing analytical capacities and building skills in public finance and creating the right starting points for successful reforms. The programme emphasises increasing awareness and understanding of linkages between sound public financial management and poverty reduction, human development and social inclusion (see:


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