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Belgium’s development co-operation has gained new momentum over the last two years, driven by international commitments and a process of self-reflection
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.
Italian Official Development assistance, or ODA, decreased steadily between 2008 and 2012, due in part to pressures from the economic crisis, but it rose in 2013.
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The survey comprised 4 topics: policy, financial authority, staffing and roles and systems. Nineteen DAC members responded and the main findings are presented in the document with a summary of each member’s survey results in the Annex 1.
Switzerland’s aid volume was USD 2.02 billion in 2008, an increase of more than 6% over the previous year, and a total of 0.42% of its gross national income (GNI). In 2008 it had already surpassed its Monterrey commitment to contribute 0.4% of its GNI to ODA by 2010. Switzerland should adopt a 0.5% target for its aid, keeping in mind the 0.7% UN target. At the request of parliament, the Federal Council has evaluated options for a
Sweden spent USD 4.73 billion on overseas development assistance (ODA) in 2008. This amounted to 0.98% of its gross national income (GNI) and made Sweden the most generous of all DAC donor countries as a proportion of its national income. This is particularly laudable in a time of global recession. Its 2009 EU presidency offers an important opportunity to shore up support within the international community for development
The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD notes that Italian Co-operation is facing major challenges. The first is an urgent need to reform official development co-operation, but no political consensus on how to proceed.
The budget for Japanese development co-operation has suffered years of decline. Now, a promising budget increase in 2008 has been cancelled out by a sharp fall in the 2009 budget.
This book outlines what individual donor countries are doing to fulfil their development co-operation ambitions.
With Austria’s official development assistance (ODA) at 0.42% of its gross national income (GNI) in 2008 (preliminary data) Austria was in 11th place among OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors. Austria’s net ODA fell by 14% to USD1.7 billion from 2007 to 2008, due to a lower level of debt relief grants provided in 2008. Debt relief made up 50% of Austria’s ODA during the period 2005 - 2007 and more than 40% in 2008,