Global Aid Trends

In “Transforming our world: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development,” adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015,

“ODA providers reaffirm their respective commitments, including the commitment by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of gross national income for official development assistance (ODA/GNI) to developing countries and 0.15 per cent to 0.2 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries.” [§43]

Global trends in official development assistance (ODA) is set out in the following two pages.




Overview of DAC donors’ ODA financing for development cooperation  

Updated April 2017

1.  Global trends in DAC donors’ Official Development Cooperation (ODA)

2.  Achieving the 0.7% target

3.  Individual donor trends


Global trends in the allocation of donor ODA 

Updated April 2017

This page looks at trends in the allocation of global ODA to poverty eradication, gender equality, humanitarian assistance, climate finance, CSOs, the private sector and South-South cooperation. 



NOTE:  The statistics and commentary below has been derived from Brian Tomlinson, Global Aid Trends, 2016, Financing Agenda 2030:  Where are the Resources? in the Reality of Aid Network, 2016 Global Reality of Aid Report, October 2016.  A more in-depth analysis of these trends can be found in this Report. The statistics will be updated as they become available through the publication of detailed aid statistics for 2016 by the DAC in December 2017.