Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: Portugal


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961 (withdrew in 1974 and re-joined in 1991).

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2014

DCR 2014 Portugal

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

In 2013, Portugal provided USD 484 million ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.23% of gross national income (GNI) and a fall of 20.4% in real terms from 2012. In 2012, the share of its untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was 25%, compared to the DAC average of 81%. The grant element of total ODA was 84.6% in 2012, less than the grant element compliance norm of 86%.

Peer review findings

Latest evaluation report

Portugal will need to triple development assistance over the coming five years if it is to meet an EU target of giving 0.7% of gross national income (GNI) to aid by 2015. While Portugal remains committed to reaching the EU target, aid volume in constant USD actually fell by 16% in 2009 to USD 507 million, equivalent to 0.23% of GNI. Official development assistance (ODA) peaked at USD 620 million in 2008, equivalent to 0.27% of GNI.

‌The evaluation report "Portuguese co-operation in the statistical field" focuses on Portuguese Cooperation programs with the Portuguese-speaking African Countries. The core objective is to evaluate the contribution made by Portuguese Cooperation to boosting the capacities of the National Statistical Systems of the five countries studied.

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