20/06/2007 - Denmark, one of the world’s most generous donors, devoted USD 2.11 billion to official development assistance (ODA) in 2005, accounting for 0.81% of its gross national income (GNI). The OECD commends Denmark’s decision to maintain ODA at a minimum of 0.8% of GNI, and encourages it to continue this policy.
The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee’s Review of Denmark’s aid noted its decentralised, and improved, development co-operation system, which facilitates effective aid delivery. The Review suggests that Denmark share its approaches to gender equity and environmental sustainability within the aid programme, and policy guidance for the development of capacity in partner countries. It also provides several recommendations to assist Denmark’s continuing efforts in meeting the commitments of the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness.
The Development Assistance Committee, which groups major aid donors that are members of the OECD, issued its Main Findings and Recommendations on Denmark as part of a series of examinations of member aid policies and programmes. The Peer Review, led by The Netherlands and Greece, took place on 8 June 2007. The Danish Delegation attending the review meeting was headed by Ms. Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Co-operation. For further information, journalists are invited to contact Helen Fisher, OECD's Media Division (tel.  1 45 24 80 97).