Austria's Official Development Assistance
According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Austria allocated 1.096 billion euros of official development assistance (ODA) in 2019. This equals to 0.28 percent of Austria’s gross national income (GNI) and – without considering inflation – represents an increase of 108.5 million euros or 11 percent compared to the previous year. In 2018, Austria’s ODA payments amounted to 0.26 percent of Austria‘s GNI.
Austria’s ODA figures include all federal, state and municipal aid flows.
DEVELOPMENT OF AUSTRIAN ODA
According to the OECD’s data for 2019, Austria invested a total of 396.5 million euros in bilateral and 699.6 million euros in multilateral development assistance. The higher share of multilateral aid – in comparison to 578.5 million euros in 2018 – is mostly due to increased contributions to multilateral organisations such as the United Nations, the Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the Global Environment Facility or the Green Climate Fund as well as to institutions of the European Union.
The decline in bilateral ODA from 409.1 million euros in 2018 to 396.5 million euros in 2019 is mostly due to reduced in-donor refugee costs and debt relief operations.
With net flows of 112.6 million euros (including 94.57 million euros in operative funds from the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs), the Austrian Development Agency’s (ADA) share of Austria’s bilateral aid rose from 23.6 percent in 2018 to 28.4 percent in 2019.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ODA
Final ODA figures will be documented in the OECD’s database and in the ODA report 2019 (graphics and charts) of Austrians contributions on the ADA-website towards the end of the year.