Germany - DAC Peer Reviews of Development Co-operation, 2015
Germany should work to meet its aid goal and its geographic priorities
Germany’s foreign aid is at a record high and rising, but more effort will be needed to reach an internationally agreed donors’ target and fulfil Germany’s own goal to send more aid to the neediest countries, according to a new OECD Review.
The latest DAC Peer Review of Germany welcomes Germany’s active stance on sustainable development and recommends the country now bring its aid allocation criteria and instruments into line with its stated intentions on helping the poorest and least-stable countries. Germany should also set out a time frame to increase its official development assistance (ODA) to meet a decades-old UN target of 0.7% of a donor’s gross national income (GNI), it says.
Germany stands ready to advance sustainable development as both a domestic and a global issue
Since 2013, Germany has advanced the principles of universality, shared responsibility and transparent monitoring in the design of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in September 2015 at the United Nations General Assembly. Leading by example, the Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ) issued a “Charter for the Future” in 2014, which sets out its vision for contributing to sustainable development at home and abroad. The government plans to update its national sustainable development strategy by second half of 2016 to reflect the SDGs so that it provides the framework for implementing the 2030 agenda within Germany.