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: 2010

Latest evaluation reports

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.

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

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