DAC member profile: Switzerland


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1968.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2015

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

In 2014, Switzerland provided USD 3.5 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.49% of gross national income (GNI) and a 9.2% increase in real terms from 2013. Switzerland is the 8th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 11th donor by volume. Switzerland is committed to deliver 0.5% of its GNI as ODA by 2015 and is on track to meet this target. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2013.

Peer review findings: 2013

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In the 2013 Peer Review of Switzerland, the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) welcomed the country’s progress in channelling more resources into fighting poverty and sharpening its development policies in line with the DAC’s 2009 recommendations.

In particular, Switzerland complied with recommendations to make poverty reduction and sustainability an overarching goal for all its aid and for its aid agencies to co-operate more with federal Swiss bodies working in fragile states in areas like diplomacy and migration.

Access Switzerland's latest evaluation reports on the DAC Evaluation Resource Centre (DEReC).

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