Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: United Kingdom

 

Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2015

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2015.

In 2014, the United Kingdom provided USD 19.4 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.71% of gross national income (GNI) and a 1.2% increase in real terms from 2013. It is the fifth largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the second largest by volume. The United Kingdom is one of only five DAC members to have met the UN target of 0.7% of ODA/GNI and it is strongly committed to keep this ratio stable. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2013.

Peer review findings: 2014

Latest evaluation reports

In its latest Peer Review of the United Kingdom, the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) notes that raising its official development assistance (ODA) by 30.5% made the UK the world’s No. 2 donor by aid volume after the United States. The scaling-up of the UK’s aid budget was planned in a way that should ensure the extra money was well spent and had the greatest possible impact, according to the Review. The Review also praised the UK for its focus on the neediest countries, including fragile and conflict-affected states.

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


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