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International development cooperation

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development places significant demands on public budgets and capacities, which require scaled up and more effective international support, including both concessional and non-concessional financing. To mobilize this support, the Addis Agenda contains a range of commitments and actions for international development cooperation (see Addis Ababba Action Area monitoring by topic below).

In 2018, ODA provided by members of the OECD DAC amounted to $153 billion, as calculated by the OECD’s new ‘grant-equivalent’ methodology. The 2018 figure is equivalent to 0.31 per cent of the DAC’s combined gross national income (GNI), well below the United Nations target of 0.7 per cent. Five DAC members (Denmark, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) met or exceeded the 0.7 per cent target.



Addis Ababa Action Agenda monitoring by topic