DAC member profile: Denmark


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1963.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2015

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

In 2014, Denmark provided USD 3 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.85% of gross national income (GNI), and a 1.6% increase in real terms from 2013. After a slight decrease between 2010 and 2012, Denmark’s ODA/GNI share increased from 0.83% in 2012 to 0.85% in 2014. It is the 4th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI and the 13th donor in terms of volume. Denmark is one of five DAC members to exceed the UN target of 0.7% ODA/GNI and the government is committed to increasing ODA over the coming years so that it returns to 1% of GNI. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2013.

Peer review findings: 2011

Latest evaluation reports

‌Denmark’s official development assistance reached USD 2.8 billion in 2009, or 0.88% of its gross national income. The DAC notes that Denmark’s annual ODA has surpassed the United Nation’s aid target of 0.7% of GNI since 1978, earning it a global reputation as a generous donor.

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