Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: Finland


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

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2015

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2015.

In 2014, Finland provided USD 1.6 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.60% of gross national income (GNI) and a 12.5% increase in real terms from 2013, reflecting an increase in bilateral aid and contributions to multilateral organisations. Finland is the 7th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 17th donor in terms of volume. Finland’s ODA has increased considerably since 2007, both in terms of volume and as a share of ODA/GNI. Despite this success, Finland is aware that it will be a challenge to meet its commitment of 0.7% ODA/GNI by 2015. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2013.

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.

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