Official Development Assistance

07 November 2011

Official Development Assistance (ODA) should increase and be better spent. Most rich countries have committed to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) on ODA. Yet, the majority of the countries have still not fulfilled this promise.

Moreover, the definition of ODA has already been widened to include debt reduction, financing the education of foreign students and some expenses incurred in hosting refugees, thereby ‘inflating’ ODA figures.

CIDSE works in various ways to address our concerns about falling ODA levels and aid policies’ consequences on broader development.  We work especially close is cooperation with AidWatch which is a group of European aid experts from members of the European Confederation for Relief and Development (CONCORD).

Read the 2014 CONCORD Aidwatch Report

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