The Future of ODA

The Netherlands is in danger of abandoning the international standard of spending 0.7% of its Gross National Income (GNI) as official development assistance (ODA). Under the current coalition agreement the ODA budget will decline to 0.44% of GNI in the next few years. The AIV believes there will still be a need for a substantial budget to help eradicate global poverty, remove the causes of migration, provide reception in the region for refugees and enable implementation of the Paris climate agreement and the international 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.