The OECD DAC welcomes Slovenia as its 29th member
Slovenia has made considerable progress in building-up its development co-operation programme in recent years. It has put in place the legal and strategic framework, created an institutional structure, ensured it has the staff to manage its development flows and set up a monitoring and evaluation system. Slovenia has also managed to maintain its budget for official development assistance (ODA) at the level of 0.13% of its gross national income (GNI) despite a strong economic downturn. In 2012, Slovenia’s ODA totaled USD 58 million, of which 67 % was channeled through multilateral institutions, mostly the European Union.
At its meeting on 3 December 2013, the DAC invited Slovenia to join the Committee. Slovenia accepted this invitation the same day in a letter addressed to the OECD Secretary General, in which it pledged to fulfil the obligations of DAC membership.
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Mr. Bogdan Benko, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia with the OECD DAC Chair, Erik Solheim