Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: Greece


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1999.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2014

DCR 2014 Greece

See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2014.

In 2013, Greece provided USD 305 million ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.13% of gross national income (GNI) and a fall of 7.7% in real terms from 2012, compared to a decrease of 17% between 2011 and 2012. Greece’s aid budget started to decline in 2009 as a direct consequence of the severe economic crisis. Greece’s share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was 6% in 2012, compared with the DAC average of 81%.The high amount of tied aid is due to the composition of Greece’s aid with a high share of tied technical co-operation in its aid portfolio. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2012.

Peer review findings

Latest evaluation report

Making Greek development assistance more effective. Greek official development assistance was USD 508 million, amounting to 0.17% of its national income, in 2010. By volume, this represents a 28% fall over the past 2 years, from USD 703 million in 2008 and USD 607 million in 2009.

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