In 2013, Qatar’s development co‑operation amounted to USD 486 million in 2012, compared to USD 684 million in 2011 (OECD estimates). Qatar channelled 1% of its development co-operation through multilateral institutions.
Qatar views development co-operation as an integral part of its foreign policy. The Office of the Minister’s Assistant for International Co-operation Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for development co-operation and humanitarian assistance. Within the ministry, the Department of International Development is the central unit, in charge of policy design and implementation.
Qatar’s priority partner countries are Syria, Tunisia, Sudan, the West Bank and Gaza Strip and Haiti. The main sectors are construction, reconstruction, education and culture.