Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: Denmark


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1963.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2014

DCR 2014 Denmark

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

In 2013, Denmark provided USD 2.9 billion ODA (preliminary data), which represented a 3.8% increase in real terms from 2012. After a slight decrease between 2010 and 2012, Denmark’s ODA/GNI share increased from 0.83% in 2012 to 0.85% in 2013. It is the 4th largest donor of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in terms of ODA/GNI share (0.85%) and one of five DAC members meeting the UN target of 0.7%. The Danish government has committed to reaching a 1% target over several years. In 2012, 96% of Danish ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was untied. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2012.

Peer review findings

Latest evaluation report

‌Denmark’s official development assistance reached USD 2.8 billion in 2009, or 0.88% of its gross national income. The DAC notes that Denmark’s annual ODA has surpassed the United Nation’s aid target of 0.7% of GNI since 1978, earning it a global reputation as a generous donor.

Evaluation of Danish Support to Civil Society by DANIDA. Danish support to civil society in developing countries is highly regarded by Southern partners as both relevant and effective. It can build on its achievements to strengthen the impact and influence of its support to civil society. The evaluation also conducted an online survey of 1,000 Southern CSOs partners in 11 countries.

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