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Overview

Korea has repeatedly affirmed its commitment to increase its ODA volume. The commitment was echoed by the President at major international conferences including the UN General Assembly, the G20 Seoul Summit, and the Busan HLF-4. The Strategic Plan also projects a steady increase of the ODA/GNI ratio up to 0.20% by 2020, by which Korea can come close to the average level of DAC members. Of note, Korea’s ODA volume has increased in five consecutive years from USD 1,174 million in 2010 to USD 1,915 million in 2015, accomplishing the Korean government’s commitment to the international community in the midst of the global economic crisis

The Strategic Plan is stated to maintain the bilateral to multilateral ODA ratio at 75:25 in parallel with the steady increase in the total ODA volume by 2015. Within bilateral ODA, Grants accounted for approximately 60-70% of Korea's bilateral ODA with slight variations in the past ten years.

Korea's ODA by Type of Aid (2010-2015)(Net Disbursements, USD million, %)

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Bilateral ODA (A) 900.63
(100%)
989.57
(100%)
1,183.17
(100%)
1,309.58
(100%)
1,395.77
(100%)
1,468.79
(100%)
Budget support 0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
29.49
(2.49%)
19.62
(1.5%)
0
(0.0%)
9.89
(0.67%)
Bilateral core support & pooled programmes & funds 28.69
(3.19%)
42.26
(4.27%)
95.95
(8.11%)
140.67
(10.74%)
143.01
(10.25%)
138.41
(9.42%)
Project-type intervention 666.66
(74.02%)
679.81
(68.7%)
762.28
(64.43%)
819.58
(62.58%)
883.42
(63.29%)
953.53
(64.91%)
Expert and other technical assistance 127.95
(14.21%)
151
(15.26%)
167.04
(14.12%)
196.11
(14.98%)
227.46
(16.3%)
211.62
(14.41%)
Scholarships and student costs in donor countries 31.63
(3.51%)
42.2
(4.26%)
54.31
(4.59%)
61.29
(4.68%)
66.69
(4.78%)
69.91
(4.76%)
Debt relief 2.36
(0.26%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
Administrative costs and included elsewhere 38.39
(4.26%)
53.6
(5.42%)
59.4
(5.02%)
57.52
(4.39%)
56.65
(4.06%)
65.37
(4.45%)
Other in-door expenditure 4.95
(0.55%)
20.69
(2.09%)
14.71
(1.24%)
14.78
(1.13%)
18.55
(1.33%)
20.07
(1.37%)
Others 0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
Multilateral ODA (B) 273.15
(100.0%)
335.02
(100.0%)
414.28
(100.0%)
445.8
(100.0%)
460.96
(100.0%)
446.6
(100.0%)
To UN Agencies 77.41
(28.34%)
81.98
(24.47%)
114.46
(27.63%)
113.53
(25.47%)
112.36
(24.37%)
98
(21.94%)
To AMCs, IBRD, IFC, MIGA, IDA, GEF 112.53
(41.2%)
125.24
(37.38%)
154
(37.17%)
170.57
(38.26%)
193.53
(41.98%)
198.01
(44.34%)
To Regional Development Banks 66.51
(24.35%)
104.12
(31.08%)
126.23
(30.47%)
126.69
(28.42%)
123.77
(26.85%)
110.37
(24.71%)
To Other Agencies 16.7
(6.11%)
23.67
(7.07%)
19.58
(4.73%)
35.01
(7.85%)
31.3
(6.79%)
40.22
(9.00%)
Total ODA (A+B) 1,173.8 1,324.6 1,597.5 1,755.4 1,856.7 1,915.4

* Other: ODA not assigned to the above categories (historical series)
** Source: OECD, International Development Statistics Online DB


Total Net ODA in % GNI (2009-2015)(Net Disbursements, USD million)

Total Net ODA in % GNI (Net Disbursements, USD million), Graph With Data Above Table, Korea's ODA by Type of Aid (2009-2015)

Total Net ODA in % GNI (Net Disbursements, USD million), Comparing Bilateral and Multilateral ODA in Graph With Data Above, Korea's ODA by Type of Aid (2009-2015)

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