Development policy:

Development co-operation institutions:

QFFD was established in 2002 and restructured in 2014, and now has a range of initiatives underway to promote coordinated, effective, and sustainable support to communities and countries in need. QFFD engages in partnerships with multilateral agencies, bilateral providers, the private sector, and civil society organisations (CSOs). QFFD targets projects in education, healthcare, social services, infrastructure, climate change mitigation and adaptation and economic development for vulnerable populations. The Fund places importance on innovation and maintaining predictability and flexibility in its financing of development and humanitarian interventions.  


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar




Qatar’s development and humanitarian assistance is in line with its National Vision 2030, which aims to make the country a prominent actor in international co-operation and is guided by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Qatar provided USD 591 millions of ODA in 2020, representing 0.42% of GNI. This was an increase in volume and an increase in the share of GNI from 2019. Qatar’s ODA has been consistently growing in recent years. Qatar provided all of its ODA as grants. 



In 2020, over half (51.7%) of Qatar’s bilateral ODA was focused on the Middle East (USD 279.9 million). Least developed countries received 15.6% of Qatar’s gross bilateral ODA (USD 84.8 million) and support to fragile contexts reached USD 360.3 million in 2020, representing 66.5% of Qatar’s gross bilateral ODA. In 2020, social infrastructure and services was the largest focus of Qatar’s bilateral ODA.  

Qatar Fund for Development annual reports 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

Qatar became a Participant of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in 2016. In 2018, Qatar participated in the DAC peer review of Switzerland as an observer. Qatar started reporting to the OECD at activity level in 2020. 

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