Development Partners Snapshot:





Development policy:

Development co-operation institutions:

Under the overall lead of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the agencies GIZ and KfW are responsible for implementing bilateral co-operation, the bulk of Germany’s ODA.


Federal Ministry of Economic Co-operation and Development



Germany provided USD 32.2 billion of ODA in 2021, representing 0.74% of GNI. Having reached 0.7% of GNI for the first time in 2016, Germany again surpassed this mark in 2020 and 2021. Germany is in line with its domestic and EU commitments to achieve a 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio by 2030. Within Germany’s ODA portfolio in 2020, 80.3% was provided in the form of grants and 19.7% in the form of non-grants. 

Germany is the second-largest DAC member in terms of ODA volumes, and the fourth most generous relative to the size of its economy in 2021. Germany provides the bulk of its ODA bilaterally (79.7% in 2020) and is among the DAC members with a high share of technical co-operation (23.1% of total gross ODA in 2020). Germany provides a high share of its ODA to middle-income countries. At USD 2.7 billion in 2021, in-donor costs for refugees continue to be a significant share (8.3%) of Germany’s gross ODA. 



Global Partnership monitoring trend

Click here for a snapshot of Germany's results from the two most recent Global Partnership monitoring rounds (2018 and 2016). The Global Partnership monitoring process and framework have been revised, and the new round will take place from 2023 to 2026. This profile will be updated periodically as new data is generated by the monitoring exercise. 

Use of monitoring results

  • Internal in-depth analysis based on the 2018 monitoring results. This analysis aimed to evaluate the data collected in the 2018 Monitoring Round for Germany and to promote its use for German development cooperation. In order to achieve those objectives, the report formulated policy and action recommendations.
  • Paper published by DIE, funded by the German government. Based on the 2018 monitoring results, the paper makes policy recommendations to the German BMZ.
  • Data from the last monitoring round (2018) was also used in for Germany’s 2021 peer review.

    DAC Performance and Trends - 2019 GPEDC Progress Report



The 2021 OECD-DAC peer review praised Germany for investing in fair and sustainable globalisation and a rules-based multilateral order. It highlighted the country’s broad range of instruments, illustrated by Germany’s leadership in the provision of climate insurance products. The review found that Germany could be more systematic in addressing the spillover effects of its policies on developing countries. It also encouraged a greater investment in gender equality and leaving no one behind, and embedding a culture of results. 

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