Official development assistance to least developed countries

In 2015, Belgium spent 32% of its official development assistance on the least developed countries. To achieve the sustainable development goal, this share of the assistance must be increased to 50% by 2019. This objective will not be reached by continuing the trend since 2000. Official development assistance to the least developed countries is therefore developing unfavourably.

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TREND ASSESSMENT: Official development assistance to least developed countries - Belgium

including imputed multilateral flows

percentage of ODA

 2000200520102015202020252030
observations30.831.048.132.0------
trend and extrapolation37.139.537.733.230.028.327.3
objective 2019 and beyond50.050.050.050.050.050.050.0

Calculations FPB based on OECD (2017), OECD.Stat, Theme: Development > Flows by Provider and Recipient > Aid (ODA) disbursements to countries and regions [DAC2a], http://stats.oecd.org/ (consulted on 26/06/2017).

Official development assistance to least developed countries

including imputed multilateral flows

percentage of ODA

 1990200020052010201120122013201420152015//19902015//2010
Belgium40.830.831.048.137.830.435.333.932.0-1.0-7.8
OECD DAC27.725.523.934.132.931.633.429.928.40.1-3.6
Belgium - Federal Development Cooperation Administration--38.142.445.843.148.243.842.944.7---0.5
//: average growth rates

Calculations FPB based on OECD (2017), OECD.Stat, Theme: Development > Flows by Provider and Recipient > Aid (ODA) disbursements to countries and regions [DAC2a], http://stats.oecd.org/ (consulted on 26/06/2017); FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (2017), Direct communication (02/06/2017).

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 to least developed countries, percentage of ODA

Definition: share of ODA that is directed to least developed countries (World Bank definition).

Objective: to be consistent with Belgian commitments under the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, this indicator should reach 50% in 2019 and in the following years.

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)