Official development assistance

In 2017, the Belgian official development assistance amounted to 0.45% of gross national income. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this assistance must be increased to 0.7%. This objective will not be reached by continuing the trend since 2000. Official development assistance is therefore developing unfavourably.

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Official development assistance - Belgium - trend assessment

percentage of gross national income

 200020052010201520162017202020252030
observations0.360.530.640.420.500.45------
trend and extrapolation (observations until 2016)0.400.480.510.470.470.460.440.430.42
objective0.700.700.700.700.700.700.700.700.70

trend and extrapolation take into account observations until 2016

OECD (2018), OECD.Stat, Theme: Development > Flows by Provider > Total flows by donor (ODA+OOF+Private) [DAC1], https://stats.oecd.org/ (consulted on 08/10/2018); calculations FPB.

Official development assistance - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of gross national income

 19902000201020122015201620172017//19902017//2012
Belgium0.460.360.640.470.420.500.45-0.02-0.89
OECD DAC0.320.220.310.280.300.320.31-0.122.06
EU28----0.440.390.460.530.50--5.09
//: Average Growth Rates

2017: provisional; 2016, EU28: break in time series

OECD (2018), OECD.Stat, Theme: Development > Flows by Provider > Total flows by donor (ODA+OOF+Private) [DAC1], https://stats.oecd.org/ and Eurostat (2018), Official development assistance as share of gross national income [sdg_17_10], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/10/2018).

UN target: 17.2 - Developed countries to implement fully their official development assistance commitments, including the commitment by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of ODA/GNI to developing countries and 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries; ODA providers are encouraged to consider setting a target to provide at least 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries.

UN indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 17.2.1 - Net official development assistance, total and to least developed countries, as a proportion of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee donors’ gross national income (GNI).

Sources

  • General

    • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

    • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

    • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

    • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).
  • Specific

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