Aid Quantity

Nerea Craviotto

An assessment of ODA in 2021: Rise in overseas aid still fails to meet needs of global crises

More than two years on from the outbreak of Covid-19, developing countries still have a long way to go to control the pandemic and its effects. Although in 2021 ODA reached a new all-time-high of US$178.9 billion, this is still insufficient to meet the mid-term and long-term challenges ahead of 2030 and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, in relative terms ODA remained at 0.33 per cent – far from the 0.7 per cent international commitment.

  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Eurodad
Julia Ravenscroft

Rise in overseas aid in 2021 still fails to meet needs of global crises

  • Donations of excess vaccines, in-country refugee costs, the use of private sector instruments and debt relief continues to inflate aid figures
  • 40 CSOs across the world issue a joint statement calling for more and better-quality ODA
  • Development Finance
  • Covid-19
Nerea Craviotto

The Covid-19 pandemic and related crises call for higher levels of ODA

In this joint statement, 77 civil society organisations across the world, including Eurodad, call current ODA levels 'economically unwise and morally flawed' given the current pandemic and interconnected crises, including climate change, conflict, fragility, and rising poverty and inequalities.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Covid-19
Jan Van de Poel

Will donors finally agree on fair rules for reporting debt relief as ODA?

The rules on how debt relief should be counted as Official Development Assistance are currently being negotiated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) – under the auspices of its Chair Susanna Moorehead – and the Paris Club, which is an informal group of creditor governments. 

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity
Jan Van de Poel

Is ODA up to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic?

On 16 April 2020, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the preliminary statistics on Official Development Assistance (ODA) for 2019.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Covid-19
Polly Meeks

Four Critical Steps to Ensure International Aid Works for the Poorest

By Polly Meeks, Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer at Eurodad, Julie Seghers, Advocacy Advisor at Oxfam and Jiten Yumnam, Secretary General at the Centre for Research and Advocacy Manipur 

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity
Polly Meeks

Why 2019 is a Make-or-Break Year for International Aid

Don’t just take our word that aid is in danger: former OECD heavyweights agree
  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity
Jesse Griffiths

Financing for Development: current issues for international development cooperation.

This is a background paper authored by Jesse Griffiths, Director of Eurodad, on the occasion of the UNCTAD intergovernmental expert group meeting in October 2017.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity
Jesse Griffiths

Is the global financial and economic system fit to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are ambitious objectives: business as usual will not deliver them.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity