UN Target for ODA to LDCs (BPoA)

Date of commitment: 
May 2001
Commitment status: 
Expired

Commitment

  1. Donor countries providing more than 0.20 per cent of their GNI as ODA to LDCs: continue to do so and increase their efforts;
  2. Other donor countries which have met the 0.15 per cent target: undertake to reach 0.20 per cent expeditiously;
  3. All other donor countries which have committed themselves to the 0.15 per cent target: reaffirm their commitment and undertake either to achieve the target within the next five years or to make their best efforts to accelerate their endeavours to reach the target;
  4. Other donor countries: exercise individual best efforts to increase their ODA to LDCs with the effect that collectively their assistance to LDCs will significantly increase;
  5. Support LDCs’ efforts to develop information systems which record, at the recipient country level, indicators and other relevant information relating to aid effectiveness, both for individual donors and for the donor community as a whole, by providing logistical equipment for establishing such information systems and training and the maintenance of such systems.

Target

0.15-0.20% of donor GNI provided as aid to LDCs, equivalent to $66.8–89 billion (in current dollars).

Progress

0.10% of DAC GNI in 2013, equivalent to $44.5 billion (in current dollars).

Gap

Between 0.05 and 0.10% of DAC GNI, equivalent to $22.3–44.5 billion (in current dollars).

Additionality

Commitment reaffirmed at subsequent UN and other international conference and summits, including the Fouth UN Conference on LDCs in 2011 in the Istanbul Programme of Action for the LDCs for the Decade 2011-2010.

Download the Istanbul Programme of Action for the LDCs for the decade 2011-2020 here [pdf].

Data source: 
MDG Gap Task Force, based on OECD DAC data