Development Co-operation Directorate

DAC member profile: Sweden


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1965.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2016

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

In 2015,  Sweden  provided USD 7.1 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 1.4% of gross national income (GNI) and a 36.8% increase in real terms from 2014, mostly due to in-donor refugee costs. Sweden is the largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) provider in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the sixth largest by volume. Sweden is one of only six DAC members to have met the UN target of 0.7% and it is committed to continue delivering 1% of its GNI to ODA. Sweden’s share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) decreased from 94% in 2013 to 85.8% in 2014, but remains above the DAC average of 80.6% in 2014. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2014.

Peer review findings: 2013

Latest evaluation reports

Sweden delivered USD 5.24 billion in official development assistance (ODA) in 2012, or 0.99% of its gross national income (GNI). It is the second most generous member of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), which groups the world’s major donors, when ODA is measured on a GNI basis. The DAC commends Sweden for budgeting to reach its 1% ODA/GNI target each year since its last peer review in a climate of global financial crisis.

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

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