Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961.
In 2011, Germany’s ODA was USD 14.5 billion. Germany increased its ODA by 5.9% between 2010 and 2011, reflecting an increase in its bilateral grants. This increase brought Germany’s ODA above the 2008 level, the highest reached in the past five years.
Germany’s ODA/GNI ratio reached 0.4% in 2011, up from 0.39% in 2010, but still below the EU intermediate target of 0.51% ODA/GNI set for 2010. Germany remains committed to the EU target of giving 0.7% of GNI as ODA by 2015.
Key Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2012 (DCR)
Germany: Development assistance still below target Germany has been one of the world’s largest bilateral donors for the past two decades, but it spent only 0.35% of its national income on official development assistance (ODA) in 2009. This is well short of its promise to raise the proportion to 0.51% by 2010 and to 0.7% by 2015. However, Germany intends to keep its promise of increasing ODA to 0.7% of GNI by 2015.
The evaluation of crisis prevention and peacebuilding programmes show that the projects and programmes themselves cannot influence overall political conditions, nor are they able to change local, much less national, power structures. That also means programmes must be able to adjust to swiftly changing conditions in order to retain their relevance for development policy.