Development Co-operation Profiles

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The OECD’s Development Co-operation Profiles compile and analyse verified statistics and trends on how development assistance is allocated geographically, to sectors, multilateral and civil society organisations, cross-cutting priorities such as gender equality and women’s economic empowerment and the environment and climate, and to mobilise private finance. The profiles cover official and philanthropic providers of aid, official development assistance (ODA) and development finance. These providers include members of the OECD and its Development Assistance Committee (DAC), other countries and philanthropic foundations. The profiles also give an overview of key strategic and policy priorities for development co-operation, the institutional set-up and evaluation systems.

The Development Co-operation Profiles are published annually and are a pillar of the OECD’s Development Co-operation Report . For more than 50 years, the Development Co-operation Report has brought new evidence, analysis and ideas to the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and international community more broadly, shaping policy reform, behaviour change and promoting best practices in development co-operation. Each year the report analyses a fresh policy issue that is timely, relevant or challenging for development co-operation policy and finance. The main report also includes shorter profiles of each provider that present key trends through infographics.

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Other official providers reporting at the aggregate level to the OECD

Bulgaria has been a development co-operation provider since joining the European Union (EU) in 2007. Two objectives shape Bulgaria’s vision of development co-operation: 1) its multilateral commitments to assist developing countries and promote sustainable development globally; and 2) its regional commitment to contribute to the development of transition countries in its neighbourhood, including through sharing its own experience. Bulgaria’s total official development assistance (ODA) was USD 232.2 million (preliminary data) in 2022, representing 0.27% of gross national income (GNI). Increases in ODA were mainly driven by an increase in bilateral grants and in-donor refugee costs.


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