Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: European Union


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2014

DCR 2014 EU

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

In 2013, the EU institutions provided USD 15.9 billion ODA (preliminary data), a fall of 13.1% in real terms from 2012. The level of ODA managed by the EU institutions is determined within the EU multi-year financial framework. It steadily grew from 2003 to 2012, reaching a peak of USD 17.5 billion. The trend was, however, reversed in 2013. In 2012, the percent of untied aid was 66% of EU’s ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs).

Peer review findings

Latest evaluation report

‌The European Union is a major player in global development, co-ordinating coherent actions amongst its 27 member states and providing direct support to developing countries. Total net ODA by all 27 EU member states was USD 73.6 billion in 2011. Grants by EU institutions totalled USD 12.6 billion.

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