Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: Switzerland


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1968.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2016

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

In 2015, Switzerland provided USD 3.5 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.52% of gross national income (GNI) and a 6.7% increase in real terms from 2014. Switzerland is the 8th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) provider in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 11th by volume. Switzerland’s share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was 93.9% in 2014 (down from 94.6% in 2013), above the DAC average of 80.6%. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2014.

Peer review findings: 2013

Latest evaluation reports

In the 2013 Peer Review of Switzerland, the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) welcomed the country’s progress in channelling more resources into fighting poverty and sharpening its development policies in line with the DAC’s 2009 recommendations.

In particular, Switzerland complied with recommendations to make poverty reduction and sustainability an overarching goal for all its aid and for its aid agencies to co-operate more with federal Swiss bodies working in fragile states in areas like diplomacy and migration.

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

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