Switzerland provided USD 3 billion in official development assistance (ODA) in 2012, or 0.45% of its gross national income (GNI), in line with its goal to reach 0.5% of GNI by 2015.

In a new Peer Review of Switzerland, the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) welcomed the country’s progress in channelling more resources into fighting poverty and sharpening its development policies in line with the DAC’s 2009 recommendations.

In particular, Switzerland complied with recommendations to make poverty reduction and sustainability an overarching goal for all its aid and for its aid agencies to co-operate more with federal Swiss bodies working in fragile states in areas like diplomacy and migration.