Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1965.
In 2012, Sweden’s net ODA amounted to USD 5.24 billion, a 3.4% decrease in real terms since 2011. This was due to reduced capital subscriptions to international organisations, although cash disbursements to these organisations increased. The budget for Swedish ODA is linked to the country’s gross national income (GNI) – in line with its commitment to provide 1% of its GNI to ODA – and has fluctuated in recent years as a result of this linkage.
Sweden has allocated more than 0.9% of GNI to ODA every year since 2006. The ODA/GNI ratio was 0.99% in 2010, and Sweden’s current Budget Bill establishes a 1% ratio for 2013 and projects that same ratio for 2014-16.
Key Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2013 (DCR)
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.
The evaluation of Sweden’s support system for conflict sensitivity in Liberia found that by significantly increasing Swedish aid volumes and diversifying its portfolio, Sweden has carved out a strong role for itself in Liberia. The scaled-up Swedish commitments in Liberia, however, pose multiple challenges to Swedish development cooperation and its capacity to respond effectively.