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 2015

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

In 2014, Portugal provided USD 419 million in net ODA(preliminary data), which represented 0.19% of gross national income (GNI) and a fall of 14.9% in real terms from 2013 due to a decrease in its lending. Portugal’s ODA has fallen since 2011, both in volume and as a percentage of GNI. Portugal is the 20th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 23rd donor by volume. The grant element of total ODA was 87.7% in 2013.

Peer review findings: 2016

Latest evaluation reports

The latest DAC Peer Review of Portugal notes that Portugal’s official development assistance (ODA) has dropped for three consecutive years to stand at USD 419 million in 2014, according to preliminary data. That equates to 0.19% of its gross national income (GNI), below an average of 0.3% for OECD Development Assistance Committee members and far off a UN and EU donors’ target of 0.7%.

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

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