European Union

DAC member profile: European Union


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2015

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2015.

In 2014, the EU institutions provided USD 16 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), a stable amount compared to 2013. The level of ODA managed by the EU institutions is determined within the EU multi-year financial framework. ODA grew steadily between 2003 and 2012, when it peaked at USD 17.5 billion. This trend was, however, reversed in 2013.

Peer review findings: 2012

Latest evaluation reports

‌The European Union is a major player in global development, co-ordinating coherent actions amongst its 27 member states and providing direct support to developing countries. The DAC’s Review of the Development Co-operation Policies and Programmes of the European Union notes that, since the last review 5 years ago, the EU has taken steps to make its aid more effective and give it more impact.  These steps included organisational restructuring, streamlining the financial process, improving co-ordination, and working more with civil society.

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