Development Co-operation Directorate

DAC member profile: United States


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1961.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2016

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2016.

In 2015, the United States provided USD 31.1 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.17% of gross national income (GNI) and a 7% decrease in real terms from 2014. It is the 20th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) provider in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the largest by volume. The United States’ share of untied ODA (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was 63.2% in 2014 (down from 64.5% in 2013), while the DAC average was 80.6%. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2014.

Peer review findings: 2011

Latest evaluation reports

USA: a generous donor, is committed to making aid more effective. The United States has significantly enhanced its development strategies, policies, and programmes. It should continue to reduce overlaps and improve co-ordination, according to the DAC's Review of the Development Co-operation Policies and Programs of the United States. The U.S. should also better incorporate and reflect  the goals and strategies of developing countries, continue to rebuild the capacity of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and identify key priority areas where it will pursue coherence between development goals and its domestic and other foreign policies.

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