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

Latest evaluation reports

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.

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

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