The European Council and EU Official Development Assistance: European Council in Action

11-12-2015

The collective pledge made by the European Union and its Member States in 2005 to provide Official Development Assistance (ODA) equivalent to 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income (GNI) by 2015 has not been upheld. Although the European Council has reiterated this commitment on an annual basis since 2010, collective European Union ODA (European Union institutions and Member States) only reached an ODA/GNI ratio of 0.42 per cent by the end of 2014.

The collective pledge made by the European Union and its Member States in 2005 to provide Official Development Assistance (ODA) equivalent to 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income (GNI) by 2015 has not been upheld. Although the European Council has reiterated this commitment on an annual basis since 2010, collective European Union ODA (European Union institutions and Member States) only reached an ODA/GNI ratio of 0.42 per cent by the end of 2014.