Development Partners Snapshot:
September 2017 Resolution on development cooperation and humanitarian aid
November 2018 International Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance of the Republic of Slovenia Act
Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid Strategy Until 2030
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is the national co-ordinator for development co-operation, responsible for co-ordinating development co-operation policies and implementation between line ministries, and consulting with providers, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders.
Slovenia provided USD 114.8 million of ODA in 2021, representing 0.19% of GNI. This was an increase of 19.03% in real terms in volume and an increase in share of GNI from 2020, mostly due to an increase in bilateral grants, including vaccine donations, and contributions to multilateral organisations. Slovenia is committed, at the European level, to achieve 0.33% ODA/GNI and collectively a 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio by 2030. Slovenia provided all of its ODA as grants in 2020.
In 2021, Slovenia ranked 22nd among Development Assistance Committee (DAC) member countries when ODA is taken as a share of GNI. ODA volume has been slowly increasing over the past five years. Most of Slovenia’s ODA is provided multilaterally, primarily to EU institutions. Over half of bilateral ODA is provided to upper middle-income countries in the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe. In 2020, Slovenia’s support to gender equality increased slightly, while support to the environment and climate change fell compared to the previous year. Humanitarian assistance was below the internal 10% target. Compared to other DAC members, a low share of bilateral ODA is provided for civil society organisations (CSOs).
Global Partnership monitoring trend
DAC Performance and Trends - 2019 GPEDC Progress Report
Slovenia underwent its first OECD-DAC peer review in 2017. The 2020 OECD-DAC mid-term review recognised the government’s efforts to build its development co-operation system, including to strengthen staff and partner understanding of the importance of gender equality and environmental protection as cross-cutting issues. The mid-term review encouraged Slovenia to articulate more clearly how its development co-operation defines and seeks to eradicate poverty, particularly in middle-income countries in its immediate neighbourhood.