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OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Portugal 2016

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The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes of each member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC peer reviews assess the performance of a given member, not just that of its development co-operation agency, and examine both policy and implementation. They take an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities of the member under review.

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Allocating Portugal's official development assistance

Portugal’s capacity to meet its ODA target has been compromised during the financial crisis. While it will not meet the 2015 deadline of providing 0.7% of its gross national income (GNI) as ODA, Portugal could establish an explicit plan with interim targets to meet this commitment at a later date. An additional concern is Portugal’s reliance on credit lines and accompanying concessional loans. If no new lines are opened or the grant element of ODA does not increase, Portugal’s aid levels could plummet when its credit lines expire or are completely drawn down by beneficiary countries.

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