Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1963.
In 2012, Denmark’s net ODA amounted to USD 2.72 billion. Compared to 2011, this figure is a real decrease of 1.8% and follows the 3% drop in 2010. The decrease in 2012 was mainly due to unforeseen events that affected disbursements of funds for specific development programmes. As for many DAC members, these are the first decreases after steady ODA increases – in the case of Denmark, by an average real annual rate of 2% between 2007 and 10.
With an ODA/GNI ratio of 0.84% in 2012, Denmark maintained its position as one of the five DAC members that allocate 0.7% or more of GNI as ODA. The current government intends to allocate 1% of GNI as ODA in the near future.
Key Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2013 (DCR)
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.