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This book outlines what individual donor countries are doing to fulfil their development co-operation ambitions.
The United Kingdom’s aid volume was USD 11.5 billion in 2009, representing 0.52% of its gross national income (GNI). Its planned expenditures for 2010/11 put it on track to reach its target of 0.7% of GNI by 2013.
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,
Austria’s official development assistance (ODA) was 0.42% of its gross national income (GNI) in 2008, putting it in 11th place among OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors.
Ireland’s net official development assistance (ODA) was USD 1.3 billion in 2008, a 90% increase over 2003 in real terms. Ireland’s aid grew from 0.39% of gross national income in 2003 to 0.58% in 2008 during a period of exceptional national economic growth.
Ireland is a champion in making aid more effective. Poverty reduction is the overarching goal of Irish Aid, and reflecting this, its programme is well concentrated on a limited number of very poor African countries.
Following a request by the Republic of Korea, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) agreed to conduct a Special Review of the country’s international development co-operation programme.
Norway committed USD 3.7 billion to development assistance in 2007, a substantial increase over the previous year. It now gives the world’s highest level of official development assistance as a percentage of gross national income (0.95%).
Australia’s aid volume was USD 2.67 billion in 2007, representing 0.32% of its gross national income (GNI). It has committed to contributing 0.5% of its GNI to official development assistance (ODA) by 2015/16.
The DAC invites France to pursue its efforts undertaken since 2004 to enhance the impact of its aid and the efficiency of its system, and to plan for the resources that will be needed to honour the European commitment of achieving 0.51% of GNI by 2010 and 0.7% by 2015.