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Linas Linkevičius

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Last year, Lithuania allocated almost EUR 50 million to developing countries

Created: 2019.04.12 / Updated: 2019.04.12 13:13

On 10 April, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published the “Official Development Assistance 2018 – Preliminary Data”.

Last year, Lithuania's official development assistance amounted to EUR 49.93 million or 0.11 percent of gross national income (GNI). Lithuania has allocated EUR 39.87 million for multilateral aid and EUR 10.06 million for bilateral aid.

In 2018, foreign aid from international donors fell 2.7% from 2017. However, the European Union together with the member states has allocated more than EUR 74.4 billion (almost 57% of global aid). Thus, the EU remains the world's largest donor.

The EU’s development assistance totaled 0.47% of its gross income. There has been a slight decline in Lithuania’s official development assistance mainly due to the growth of GNI.

Lithuania annually submits a statistical report on its assistance to the OECD Development Assistance Committee. The OECD will publish a detailed report in December 2018.