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Development Co-operation Report

This is the OECD’s annual flagship report on development co-operation. For more than 50 years, the Development Co-operation Report has brought new evidence, analysis and ideas to the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and the international community more broadly, shaping policy reform, behaviour change and promoting best practices in development co-operation. Each year the report analyses a fresh policy issue that is timely, relevant or challenging for development co-operation policy and finance. In addition, the Development Co-operation Profiles detail aggregate and individual trends in policies, allocations and institutional set-up for a broad range of providers, including members of the OECD and its Development Assistance Committee (DAC), other countries and philanthropic foundations.


DEVELOPMENT CO-OPERATION REPORT 2021

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Development Co-operation Profiles

The Development Co-operation Profiles are an integral component of the Report, serving to increase awareness and transparency of official development finance flows. Comprehensive, verified and user-friendly with interactive graphs and compare your country functions, the Profiles give users an update on development co-operation priorities, good practices and challenges identified in DAC peer reviews, and an objective overview of how development assistance is spent by 30 DAC members, 29 other official providers and 41 private foundations.

ODA reached record highs for two years in a row in 2020 and 2021, driven by COVID-19 response and recovery spending. In 2021, ODA by member countries of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) amounted to USD 178.9 billion.

Net ODA has more than doubled since 2000 and has increased by 20% since the Sustainable Development Goals were adopted in 2015.

ODA as a share of GNI has hovered around 0.3% in recent years, far from the UN target of 0.7%.

DAC countries spent USD 18.7 billion on COVID-19 related activities in 2021, representing 10.5% of their combined net ODA.

ODA for vaccine donations in 2021 was USD 6.3 billion (or 3.5% of total ODA), and amounted to nearly 857 million doses for developing counties.

In 2020, DAC countries provided USD 16.2 billion of COVID-related aid.

The countries that have received most ODA from DAC countries in recent years are in Asia and the Middle East, with India receiving the largest amount in 2019 and 2020.

Other official providers focused their spending on the Middle East and Africa.

Countries in the LAC, Africa and Asia regions received most from private philanthropy.

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Development co-operation profiles and how to use them

Click on each development co-operation provider name to see its individual profile presenting the most recent data and information on policies and spending.