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Donor profile: Germany

 

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

In 2011, Germany’s ODA was USD 13.11 billion, making it the third largest DAC member in terms of volume. This 0.7% decrease in real terms from 2010 is due to reduced contributions to multilateral institutions.

Germany’s ODA/GNI ratio was 0.38% in 2012, down from 0.39% in 2011 and well below the EU intermediate target of 0.51% set for 2010. Within the DAC, Germany stood 12th in terms of its ODA/GNI ratio in 2011. Germany remains committed to the EU target of giving 0.7% of GNI as ODA by 2015.

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peer_germanyGermany: 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.

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eval_germanyThe 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.

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