DAC member profile: Finland


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1975.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2014

DCR 2014 Finland

See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2014.

In 2013, Finland provided USD 1.4 billion ODA (preliminary data), a 3.5% increase in real terms from 2012. It is the 7th largest donor of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in terms of ODA/GNI share (0.55%). Finland’s ODA has increased considerably since 2007, both in terms of volume and share of ODA/GNI. Despite this success, Finland is aware that it will be a challenge to meet its commitment to 0.7% of ODA/GNI by 2015. Finland’s share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was 95% in 2012, which is higher than the DAC average of 81%. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2012.

Peer review findings

Latest evaluation report

Finland is making efforts to improve its development co-operation, sharpening the focus of its efforts and emphasising the importance of human rights. To make these efforts effective, says the OECD’s Review of the Development Co-operation Policies and Programmes of Finland, the government should honour its commitment to increase funding, focus on areas and countries where it can have the most impact, and improve the way it manages development co-operation.

Finland's evaluation "Nordic Influence in Multilateral Organisations: A Finnish Perspective" discusses how the Nordic countries, through their joint efforts, have influenced the policies, decision-making and work in the World Bank and the African Development Bank from 2006 to 2011. These Banks receive the highest joint commitment by the Nordic countries as compared to the other multilateral development banks.

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