DAC member profile: Sweden


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1965.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2014

DCR 2014 Sweden

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

In 2013, Sweden provided USD 5.8 billion ODA (preliminary data), a 6.3% increase in real terms from 2012. It is committed to delivering 1% of its gross national income (GNI) to ODA. In 2013 it exceeded this target, delivering 1.02% of its GNI as ODA. It is the 2nd largest donor of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 6th largest in terms of volume. Sweden’s share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was 93% 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

Sweden delivered USD 5.24 billion in official development assistance (ODA) in 2012, or 0.99% of its gross national income (GNI). It is the second most generous member of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), which groups the world’s major donors, when ODA is measured on a GNI basis. The DAC commends Sweden for budgeting to reach its 1% ODA/GNI target each year since its last peer review in a climate of global financial crisis.

The evaluation of Sweden’s support system for conflict sensitivity in Liberia found that by significantly increasing Swedish aid volumes and diversifying its portfolio, Sweden has carved out a strong role for itself in Liberia. The scaled-up Swedish commitments in Liberia, however, pose multiple challenges to Swedish development cooperation and its capacity to respond effectively.

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