OECD statistics on Aid to Developing Countries8/4/14
The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee has just published statistics on the official development assistance (ODA) of OECD countries in 2013.
Ireland provided 0.45% of Gross National Income (GNI) in ODA, remaining in the top ten of international aid donors. The OECD notes that "despite continued budgetary pressures, Ireland has largely stabilised allocations to ODA, with 2013 volumes marginally decreasing on 2012 levels".
Norway, Sweden, Luxembourg, Denmark and the UK exceeded the 0.7% UN ODA/GNI Target. The UK increased its aid by almost 28% in order to reach the target for the first time.
Net ODA rose in 17 OECD countries, with the largest increases recorded in Iceland, Italy, Japan, Norway and the UK. It fell in 11 OECD countries, with the biggest decreases in Canada, France and Portugal.