ONE Germany highlights failure to meet 0.7% ODA/GNI target in 2018
Following the release of preliminary 2018 data on official development assistance (ODA) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC), ONE Germany criticized Germany's failure to meet its self-imposed 0.7% of ODA to gross national income (GNI) target. Even when calculated with the OECD DAC's new, more generous methodology for grants, Germany's ODA/GNI ratio stood at 0.61%. Germany met the 0.7% ODA/GNI target for the first and only time 2016, although this spending also included costs of hosting refugees in-country. In 2017, this figure dropped to 0.67%.
At US$25 billion in 2018, Germany is the second-largest donor in the world in absolute terms. However, relative to GNI, Germany is the sixth-largest donor.