In 2013, total net ODA of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reached USD 5.1 billion, representing an increase in real terms of 375% over 2012. The ratio of ODA as a share of GNI also rose, to 1.25%, up from 0.27% in 2012. Multilateral ODA accounted for 1% of the country’s total ODA.
In 2013, the Office for Coordination of Foreign Aid (OCFA) was incorporated into the newly established Ministry of International Co-operation and Development (MICAD), which is responsible for developing a foreign aid policy and an aid programme, documenting aid flows, enhancing international co-operation and assessing the impact of the country’s development co‑operation.
In 2012, the UAE provided its bilateral co-operation mostly to Jordan, followed by the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Eritrea and Azerbaijan. The main sectors of the UAE’s bilateral development co-operation are general programme assistance, economic infrastructure and education, health and population sectors. The UAE provides its bilateral programme mostly in the form of grants.
The UAE provided its multilateral ODA primarily through regional development banks (accounting for 43% of its multilateral ODA in 2012) as well as through the United Nations.
The United Arab Emirates becomes the first Participant in the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC)
Development finance reporting of countries beyond the DAC