Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: Germany


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

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2015

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

In 2014, Germany provided USD 16.2 billion in net ODA (preliminary data). This represented 0.41% of gross national income (GNI) and a 12% increase in real terms from 2013, due especially to an increase in bilateral lending to middle-income countries. Germany is the 10th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 3rd largest donor in terms of volume. The grant element of total ODA was 86.9% in 2013 (a fall from 88.4% in 2012).

Peer review findings: 2015

Latest evaluation reports

Germany’s foreign aid is at a record high and rising, making Germany the 3rd largest DAC donor in terms of volume in 2014. However, more effort will be needed to reach the internationally agreed donors’ ODA to GNI target of 0.7% and fulfil Germany’s own goal to send more aid to the neediest countries. Meanwhile Germany is at the forefront of using ODA to leverage private sector investment for sustainable development and stands out for its commitment and innovative approaches to financing climate change action.

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

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