Net ODA, total and to LDCs, as percentage of OECD/Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors' gross national income (GNI)

This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development Target 17.2 Developed countries to implement fully their official development assistance commitments, including the commitment by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent ODA/GNI to developing countries and 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries; ODA providers are encouraged to consider setting a target to provide at least 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries.


5.2, 10.b

Data & Organisations

OECD/DAC. The OECD prefers these simple indicators to the alternative "ODA gap" and "marginalised groups" suggestions below. The "raw" ODA/GNI ratios for total ODA and ODA to LDCs can be compared directly with the target levels of 0.7% and 0.15-0.20%. "Gap" data would not be comparable in this way, and, expressed as percentages as GNI, would have the effect of making the gap seem small, even where it is large (e.g. a "gap" of 0.5% of GNI means the aid provider country is only giving 28% of the 0.7% target level for total ODA). There is no universally agreed target for ODA to Basic Social Services or marginalised groups.