Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961 (withdrew in 1974 and re-joined in 1991).
In 2012, Portugal’s net ODA totalled USD 567 million, a 13.1% decrease compared to 2011 and a deepening of the 3% decline recorded in 2011. Between 2008 and 2010, net ODA fluctuated from +23% in 2008 to –15% in 2009 to +32% in 2010 (all of which are year-on-year variations).
The ODA/GNI ratio decreased from 0.31% in 2011 to 0.27% in 2012, which remains far from the EU intermediate target of 0.51% and below the 2011 target of 0.40% set by the Portuguese government.
Key Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2013 (DCR)
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.