In 2013, Hungary’s net ODA amounted to USD 128 million, representing an increase of 4% in real terms over 2012. The ratio of ODA as a share of GNI remained stable at 0.10%.
The International Development Cooperation Strategy and Strategic Concept for International Humanitarian Aid of Hungary for the period 2014-20 were approved by the Hungarian government in March 2014. The Hungarian Parliament adopted an act on International Development Cooperation and International Humanitarian Assistance on 15 December 2014, which will enter into force on 1 July 2015. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is the key institution responsible for planning, implementing and co-ordinating Hungary’s development co-operation.
In 2013, Hungary provided its bilateral development co-operation mostly to Ukraine, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam and Montenegro. The main sectors of Hungary’s bilateral development co-operation are political and economic transformation, good governance, education, migration, health, agriculture and water management. Hungary provides its bilateral development co-operation in the form of small-scale technical co-operation projects, scholarships and aid to refugees.
Multilateral ODA accounted for 73% of Hungary’s total ODA in 2013, provided primarily through the European Union (accounting for 78% of multilateral ODA in 2013) as well as through the United Nations and the World Bank Group.
Hungary, which joined the OECD in 1996, is an observer to the Development Assistance Committee (DAC).