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- UAE’s official development assistance (ODA) was equal to 0.14% of UAE’s gross national income (GNI) in 2010
- 89.5% of UAE’s official humanitarian aid was spent in fragile states in 2010
- 10.7% of UAE’s official humanitarian aid was spent in countries classified as long term recipients of humanitarian aid in 2010
Between 2006 and 2007 the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) official development assistance (ODA) contributions significantly increased, from US$872 million to US$2.5 billion. In terms of humanitarian aid, it is one of the most generous non-Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors, featuring as the second largest every year between 2004 and 2009. In 2009 the UAE’s humanitarian aid peaked at US$353 million, but it then dropped to US$114 million in 2010.
In 2010 the UAE made a significant push to make is aid more visible when it reported its 2009 aid information to the OECD DAC as a separate donor from ’Arab countries’, and was the first non-DAC donor to report disaggregated data to the OECD DAC Creditor Reporting System (CRS). This level of detail will enable a more comprehensive assessment of the UAE’s development aid and humanitarian aid contributions. In 2008 UAE established the Office for the Coordination of Foreign Aid (OCFA), an independent body supporting the delivery and implementation of the UAE’s development and humanitarian aid. OCFA has provided the OECD DAC with historic data revisions back to 1971 so full UAE data should be available through the OECD DAC in 2012.
The UAE has made efforts to engage in humanitarian coordination mechanisms. In 2006 it joined the UN OCHA Donor Support Group, an informal support group designed to fulfil OCHA’s mandated coordination activities. The UAE is currently the only non-DAC donor in this group and each member is expected to contribute at least US$0.5 million annually.
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Saudi Arabia and UAE’s GNI values are based on 2009 values
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