In 2013, Estonia’s net ODA amounted to USD 31 million, representing an increase of 22% in real terms over 2012. The ratio of ODA as a share of gross national income (GNI) also rose, from 0.11% to 0.13%. Multilateral ODA accounted for 66% of Estonia’s total ODA.
Estonia’s development co-operation is provided in line with its second Development Co-operation Strategy, which was set for the period of 2011-15. This strategy contains detailed provisions concerning the goals and objectives of Estonia’s development co-operation, its sectoral and geographical priorities, as well as its financial allocations of ODA. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the key institution responsible for managing and co-ordinating Estonia’s development co-operation.
In 2012, Estonia provided its bilateral development co-operation mostly to Afghanistan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, often in the form of small‑scale technical co‑operation projects. Its bilateral development co‑operation covers sustainable economic growth, education, health, government and civil society.
Estonia provided its multilateral ODA primarily through the European Union (accounting for 72% of its multilateral ODA in 2012), as well as through the United Nations and the World Bank Group.
Estonia has been a member of the OECD since 2010 and is an observer to the Development Assistance Committee (DAC). In 2013, it participated in the DAC Senior‑Level Meeting, a meeting of the DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics and a seminar at the OECD on DAC statistical reporting.
Development finance reporting of countries beyond the DAC
Promoting dialogue beyond the DAC: DAC Global Relations Strategy
Strengthening management of development co-operation
Seminars on development finance statistics
DAC Global Relations