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EU Official Development Assistance reaches highest level ever

EU News 75/2017

Brussels, 11 April 2017

New figures confirm that the European Union and its Member States have consolidated their place as the world's leading aid donor in 2016.

Preliminary OECD figures show that Official Development Assistance (ODA) provided by the EU and its Member States has reached €75.5 billion in 2016. This constitutes an 11% increase compared to 2015 levels. The EU's assistance has increased for the fourth year in a row and reached its highest level to date. In 2016, EU collective ODA represented 0.51% of EU Gross National Income (GNI), having increased from 0.47% in 2015. This is significantly above the 0.21% average of countries that are not members of the EU's Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

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http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-916_en.htm

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