In 2011, Israel’s net ODA amounted to USD 206 million, a 33.2% increase in real terms over 2010. The ODA/GNI ratio also increased from 0.07% to 0.09%. Bilateral ODA stood at USD 188 million, or 91% of the Israeli development co-operation effort. USD 49 million of this was allocated for first-year sustenance expenses for people arriving in Israel from partner countries – many of whom were experiencing civil war or severe unrest – or for those who had left their home countries for humanitarian or political reasons.
In 2012, preliminary estimates of Israeli ODA volume show a 10.1% decrease in real terms to USD 177 million. There was also a drop in the ODA/GNI ratio from 0.09% to 0.08%.
In 2011, the largest recipients of Israeli ODA disbursements were Jordan and the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Together, they accounted for 31% of Israel’s bilateral ODA. Priority sectors for Israeli assistance include poverty alleviation, provision of food security, women’s empowerment, basic health and education services, and humanitarian and emergency aid.
Over half of Israel’smultilateral ODA was disbursed to UN agencies, and the International Development Association (IDA)was by far the largest recipient of the remainder of multilateral assistance.
Guided by the MDG framework, Israel places an emphasis on capacity building and technical assistance. Israel has also increased its efforts to engage in development policy discussions with the OECD and other international organisations.
See the chapter on Notes on other OECD providers of development co-operation from OECD's Development Co-operation Report 2013
Development finance reporting of countries beyond the DAC
Promoting dialogue beyond the DAC: DAC Global Relations Strategy
Strengthening aid management beyond the DAC
Seminars on aid statistics
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