In 2013, Israel’s net ODA amounted to USD 186 million, representing a decrease of 6% in real terms over 2012 (although in nominal terms Israel’s net ODA slightly increased). The ratio of ODA as a share of GNI remained stable at 0.07%. Multilateral ODA accounted for USD 16 million, representing 8% of Israel’s total ODA.
Israel’s Agency for International Development Co-operation (MASHAV), a division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is in charge of planning, implementing and co-ordinating Israel’s development co-operation.
In 2012, Israel provided its bilateral development co-operation mostly to Jordan and the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The main sectors of Israel’s bilateral development co‑operation are water resources management, desert agriculture and combating desertification, early childhood education, rural and community development, emergency and disaster medicine, public health and women’s empowerment. Israel provides its bilateral development co-operation mostly in the form of small‑scale technical co‑operation projects. In 2013, Israel supported Syrian refugees, especially through the provision of medical services.
Israel is also engaged in triangular co-operation, partnering with several international organisations (e.g. United Nations Development Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Programme) and DAC members (e.g. Germany, Italy and the United States) to support developing countries in areas in which it has a comparative advantage.
In 2012, Israel provided its multilateral ODA primarily through the World Bank Group (accounting for 59% of its multilateral ODA in 2012) as well as through the United Nations and some regional development banks.
Israel has been a member of the OECD since 2010 and is an observer to the Development Assistance Committee (DAC). In 2013, it attended the DAC Senior-Level Meeting as well as the meeting of the DAC Network on Development Evaluation. In November 2013, the OECD organised a seminar in Israel on managing development co‑operation. Israel also contributed to the DAC’s work on triangular co-operation.
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