Development Co-operation Directorate

DAC member profile: Spain


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1991.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2016

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2016.

In 2015,  Spain  provided  USD 1.6 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.13% of gross national income (GNI) and a 1.5% increase in real terms from 2014. Spain is the 25th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) provider in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and 16th largest by volume. Spain is committed to reversing the decline in ODA as its economy recovers. That commitment has already translated into projected increases in the 2015 and 2016 ODA budgets after ODA experienced an important decrease both in terms of volume and as a percentage of GNI between 2009 and 2012 and continued to fall in 2014. Spain is committed, at EU level, to collectively achieve a 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio by 2030. Spain’s share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) decreased from 85.1% in 2013 to 83.6% in 2014, compared with the DAC average of 80.6% in 2014. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2014.

Peer review findings: 2016

Latest evaluation reports

Spain needs to fulfil its commitment to reverse decline in development aid. 

Spain’s gradual economic recovery should enable it to start reversing the sharp decline in its development assistance since 2010 and focus more of its aid budget on the least developed countries.

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


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