Development co-operation institutions:
The Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs develops and co-ordinates Austria’s development policy, and allocates and oversees the budget of the co-operation agency, the ADA. The Federal Ministry of Finance is responsible for most core contributions to multilateral organisations, and is involved in the oversight of the OeEB.
Austria provided USD 1.5 billion of ODA in 2021, representing 0.31% of GNI. This was an increase of 8.7% in real terms in volume and an increase in the share of GNI from 2020. ODA volume has been increasing since 2018, although it is still below 2015-16 levels, when Austria reported higher levels of in-donor refugee costs. Austria is not in line with its domestic, international, and EU commitments to achieve a 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio by 2030. Within Austria’s ODA portfolio in 2020, 92.8% was provided in the form of grants and 7.2% in the form of non-grants (which includes sovereign loans, multilateral loans, equity investment and loans to the private sector).
In 2021, Austria ranked 15th among Development Assistance Committee (DAC) member countries when ODA is taken as a share of GNI. Austria channels a large share of its ODA multilaterally, notably to the EU institutions. A growing share of Austria’s bilateral ODA is focused on climate and the environment, with one of the highest shares amongst DAC members targeting the environment as a principal objective (26.2% in 2020). A high share of Austria’s bilateral ODA covered by the DAC Recommendation on Untying ODA continues to be tied to its own companies.
Global Partnership monitoring trend
Click here for a snapshot of Austria's results from the two most recent Global Partnership monitoring rounds (2018 and 2016). The Global Partnership monitoring process and framework have been revised, and the new round will take place from 2023 to 2026. This profile will be updated periodically as new data is generated by the monitoring exercise.
Use of monitoring results
- Data from the last monitoring round (2018) was used in Austria’s 2020 peer review
The 2020 OECD-DAC peer review praised Austria’s regional leadership, multilateral contributions, and commitment to gender and the environment. It recommended that Austria take steps to achieve a more co-ordinated and coherent whole-of-government approach to development co-operation given the role of multiple ministries in delivering the ODA budget, and develop a plan to increase its ODA budget in line with its commitments. Austria’s next mid-term review is planned for 2023.