Official development assistance

In 2016, the Belgian official development assistance amounted to 0.49% 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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TREND ASSESSMENT: Official development assistance - Belgium

percentage of gross national income

 20002005201020152016202020252030
observations0.360.530.640.420.49------
trend and extrapolation0.400.480.510.470.470.440.430.42
objective0.700.700.700.700.700.700.700.70

OECD (2017), OECD.Stat, Theme: Development > Flows by Provider > Total flows by donor (ODA+OOF+Private) [DAC1], http://stats.oecd.org/ (consulted on 07/11/2017); calculations FPB.

Official development assistance

percentage of gross national income

 1990200020102011201220132014201520162016//19902016//2011
Belgium0.460.360.640.540.480.450.460.420.490.30-1.66
OECD DAC0.320.220.310.310.280.300.300.300.320.000.64
EU-28----0.440.420.390.410.410.460.51--3.96
//: average growth rates

OECD (2017), OECD.Stat, Theme: Development > Flows by Provider > Total flows by donor (ODA+OOF+Private) [DAC1], http://stats.oecd.org/ and Eurostat (2017), Official development assistance as share of gross national income [tsdgp100], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 07/11/2017).

This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

VNR Indicator: Official development assistance, percentage of gross national income

Definition: share of official development assistance (ODA) in gross national income. ODA consists of grants and loans (with a grant element of at least 25 per cent) to developing countries and to certain multilateral agencies undertaken by the official sector and having promotion of economic development and welfare as their main objective. ODA includes both financial flows and technical co-operation.

Objective: this indicator should reach 0.7% in 2030.

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

UNSTAT 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)