Government response

Provisional Official Development Assistance spending figures for 2012 released

Estimates put Official Development Assistance for 2012 at 0.56% of national income - showing the UK is on track to meet its 0.7% target by 2013

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The Department for International Development has today released provisional spending figures on the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) in 2012, as a proportion of Gross National Income.

The estimates put Official Development Assistance for 2012 at 0.56% of UK Gross National Income (compared with 0.56% in 2011).

The UK is firmly on track to meet its target to spend 0.7% of national income on development from next year – the first G8 country to do so.

The UK government has committed to spending 0.7% of Gross National Income on international development every year from 2013.

All figures contained in the statistical release are provisional. Final UK Official Development Assistance figures for 2012 will be published by October 2013 in the National Statistics publication Statistics on International Development.

Published 28 March 2013