Czechs allocated 0.13 pct of GNI to development aid in 2019, below OEVD average

The Czech Republic last year allocated close to 260 million euros to development aid to other countries in 2019, about 15 million euros more than in 2018, but still below the OECD average in terms of percentage of gross national income (GNI).

According to the annual report of the Czech Development Agency, which coordinates foreign aid, the amount was equivalent to about 0.13 percent of gross national income (GNI), The Agency noted that of the forty OECD member countries, the Czech Republic is among the eight that contributes less than 0.2 percent of its GNI, with the OECD average being 0.3 percent.

Much of the Czech aid goes towards disaster prevention, water supply and education projects. In its strategic framework for the period 2020-2030, the Czech Government foresees development aid reaching 0.33 percent of GNI.

Author: Brian Kenety