Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: Spain


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 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, Spain provided USD 1.9 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.14% of gross national income (GNI) and a 20.3% decrease in real terms from 2013 due mainly to lower levels of debt relief. Spain is the 22nd Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and 15th largest by volume. Spain is currently not on track to meet its commitment to reach the 0.7% ODA/GNI target by 2015, since its 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. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2013.

Peer review findings: 2011

Latest evaluation reports

Spain’s development aid much improved, but still needs more focus. Although the economic crisis has forced Spain to cut public spending, including development co-operation, its aid has almost doubled in the past 7 years. In addition to this higher quantity, the OECD’s Review of the Development Co-operation Policies and Programmes of Spain commends the improved quality of its development co-operation programmes.

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


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