DAC member profile: Spain


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1991.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2014

DCR 2014 Spain

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In 2013, Spain provided USD 2.2 billion ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.16% of gross national income (GNI) and a 3.7% increase in real terms from 2012. ODA has reached a standstill after having dramatically fallen between 2008 and 2012, both in terms of volume and as a share of GNI. Spain is currently not on track to meet its commitment to deliver its 0.7% ODA/GNI target by 2015. Spain’s share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was 83% in 2012, compared with the DAC average of 81%. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2012.

Peer review findings

Latest evaluation report

Spain’s development aid much improved, but still needs more focus. Although the economic crisis has forced Spain to cut public spending, including development co-operation, its aid has almost doubled in the past 7 years. In addition to this higher quantity, the OECD’s Review of the Development Co-operation Policies and Programmes of Spain commends the improved quality of its development co-operation programmes.

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