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In 2011, the United Kingdom’s net ODA amounted to USD 13.74 billion; a decrease of a little under 1% in real terms compared to 2010. The United Kingdom’s net ODA dipped by almost 30% in 2007 but increased at an average annual rate of 13% between 2008 and 2010.
With net ODA standing at USD 30.75 billion in 2011, the United States is the largest provider of development co-operation. Compared to 2010, this ODA level is a decrease of just under 1% in real terms. After falling by 10% in 2007, the United States’ net ODA recovered quickly in 2008, when it increased by 19%, and continued to grow at an average rate of 6% yearly in 2009 and 2010.
In 2011, Portugal’s net ODA reached USD 669 million. In comparison to 2010, this figure represents an increase in nominal terms of 3.1%, but a decrease in real terms of 3%. This reduction in net ODA is comparable to the average drop for all DAC members: 2.7% in real terms. Portugal’s ODA remained relatively stable in 2011; there were much greater variations in 2008 (+23%), 2009 (–15%) and 2010 (+32%) (all rates in real terms).
In 2011, Switzerland’s net ODA amounted to USD 3.09 billion, a 13.2% increase in real terms compared to 2010. This followed a net drop in ODA of 4% in 2010 after steady growth of 8% in 2008 and 12% in 2009. Switzerland’s ODA to GNI ratio increased to 0.46% in 2011, up from 0.40% in 2010 and above the previously highest level of 0.45% set in 2009.
In 2011, Swedish net official development assistance stood at USD 5.61 billion. The budget for Swedish ODA is linked to the country’s gross national income (GNI) and has, therefore, fluctuated in recent years. The 2011 ODA level is an increase of 10.5% in real terms over 2010 levels, well above the average annual growth rate of 1% that Swedish ODA recorded during the period 2006 to 2010.
In 2011, Luxembourg’s net ODA amounted to USD 413 million, a 5.4% decrease from 2010. Like other DAC members, this is the first drop after several years of increase. Luxembourg’s net ODA grew at an average annual rate of 4% between 2006 and 2010.
In 2011, Spain’s net ODA amounted to USD 4.26 billion. Spain’s ODA grew considerably between 2006 and 2008, with average annual increases of nearly 22% in real terms during these years. However, the global economic crisis and its aftermath has resulted in cuts in Spain’s ODA budget since 2009 that are now becoming more significant (the drop in ODA in 2011 represents a decrease of 32.7% in real terms from 2010).
Canada’s net ODA was USD 5.29 billion in 2011. After increasing by 14% in 2010, Canada’s ODA decreased in real terms (by a little over 5%) in 2011 due to Canada’s decision to cap its development co-operation budget at 2010 levels.
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Peer review of the evaluation function of FAO
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