Official Development Assistance of the Czech Republic in 2004 - 2009
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Overview over the Official Development Assistance (ODA) provided by the Czech Republic in 2004 - 2009 is based on the official development statistics provided for OECD/DAC.
The Czech Republic: Commentary on ODA in 2009
In 2009, the Czech ODA reached USD 214, 72 million, which represents 0.12 % of GNI. Compared to 2008, this figure reflected a decrease of 14 % (in current US Dollar terms) which was predominantly due to the budget restrictions caused by the economic and financial crisis. Bilateral ODA reached 101,04 mil. USD, multilateral ODA 113,68 mil. USD.
In the bilateral aid component, programmes continued to be implemented with eight priority countries (Angola, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Mongolia, Serbia, Viet Nam, Yemen and Zambia). The Czech Republic also paid due attention to special needs of the partner countries. In 2009, these included reconstruction needs in Georgia, developmental needs in the Palestinian Territories and Afghanistan.
The complex and sudden on set crises were addressed by the humanitarian assistance as well, where the first Operational Strategy in 2009 allowed for a more transparent and efficient targeting of the aid, inclusive the implementation of the LRRD concept.
The ongoing transformation of the Czech ODA institutional set-up continued in 2009. The Czech Development Agency which was established in 2008 completed its first year of existence and substantially increased project implementation activities.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has prepared a new Act on Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid as well as the new Development Cooperation Strategy for the period 2010-2017.