Development Co-operation Directorate

DAC member profile: Finland


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1975.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2016

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2016.

In 2015,  Finland provided  USD 1.3 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.56% of gross national income (GNI) and a fall of 5.7% in real terms from 2014. Finland is the 7th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) provider in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 17th in terms of volume. In 2015, the government decided to cut the budget for development co-operation by EUR 200 million annually starting in 2016. An additional EUR 130 million of grant aid will be converted into loans and capital investment for developing countries. At the same time, Finland, like other EU member countries, committed in 2015 to provide 0.7% of GNI as ODA by 2030. The share of Finnish ODA that is untied (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) has increased, from 77.6% in 2013 to 90.4% in 2014, compared to the 2014 DAC average of 80.6%. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2014.

Peer review findings: 2012

Latest evaluation reports

Finland is making efforts to improve its development co-operation, sharpening the focus of its efforts and emphasising the importance of human rights. To make these efforts effective, says the OECD’s Review of the Development Co-operation Policies and Programmes of Finland, the government should honour its commitment to increase funding, focus on areas and countries where it can have the most impact, and improve the way it manages development co-operation.

Access Finland's latest evaluation reports on the DAC Evaluation Resource Centre (DEReC).

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