Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: Ireland


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1985.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2015

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

In 2014, Ireland provided USD 809 million in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.38% of gross national income (GNI) and a 4.5% decrease in real terms from 2013. Ireland is the 11th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 19th donor in terms of volume. Ireland’s ODA has fallen since 2008, both in volume and as a percentage of GNI. Ireland remains committed to meeting the 0.7% ODA/GNI target as soon as economic circumstances permit. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2013.

Peer review findings: 2014

Latest evaluation reports

Ireland is one of the best performing donors when it comes to directing its development aid to the world’s neediest countries, according to the latest peer review of Ireland. “Ireland’s efforts to help the world’s neediest people while going through a tough economic time itself are impressive. It sets an example with its focus on food security in the poorest and most vulnerable countries and with its commitment to high-quality development aid that is seen to have a real impact,” said DAC Chair Erik Solheim.

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

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