Official development assistance (ODA): 2015 Statistics

A considerable proportion of ODA is channelled through multilateral organisations. While other forms of ODA increased, ODA channelled through multilateral organisations has remained relatively stable over the last years, decreasing by 0.2% in real terms to USD 62.4 billion between 2014 and 2015.


 Table 1: ODA to and through multilateral organisations (all donors, 2015)

Earmarked funding, which is more volatile and transaction-heavy than core funding – is becoming more prevalent. Earmarked funding doubled between 2007 and 2015 (from USD 10 billion to USD 20 billion), while core contributions only grew by 28% (from USD 33 billion to USD 42 billion). These trends pose important questions regarding commitment to multilateralism in the context of the 2030 Agenda where funding patterns carry important implications for the effectiveness of multilateral organisations, their incentive structures and their ability to efficiently achieve results.


What are MOPAN members contributing? 

 In 2015, MOPAN members delivered 95% of the DAC’s funding to and through Multilateral Organisations. On average, 66% of their funding to/through Multilateral Organisations is core funding; it ranges from 97% (France) to 43% (USA). (Source: OECD Creditor Reporting System, January 2017).


Table 2: Funding by MOPAN members


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Member Countries