On 20 December 2019, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) officially informed the OIE that it had been added to Annex 2 of the OECD’s Statistical Reporting Directives for DAC Statistics. This annex is entitled ‘List of ODA-eligible international organisations
Official development assistance (ODA) is official funding provided by international organisations and official agencies (including state and local governments) to support the economic development and welfare of developing countries. It is also the main source of financing for development aid. Through its inclusion on this list, the OIE joins many of its international partners, including World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and is now eligible for ODA funding streams.
The OIE’s application to be included on the list was officially submitted by the Government of France and was examined by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Working Party on Development Finance Statistics, which gathers experts from all OECD Members.
The OIE has been added to the list of ODA-eligible international organisations, with an ODA coefficient of 61%. The coefficient was determined further to an extensive review of the OIE’s activities, including:
- identifying activities with a developmental objective in the OIE’s programme of work;
- examining the extent to which the activities take place in or for the benefit of ODA recipients; and
- estimating the ‘development share’ in the OIE’s total programme on the basis of data from past years’ expenditures.
This coefficient of 61% will apply to:
- core contributions made to the OIE regular budget, which will be reported as multilateral ODA, and
- voluntary contributions made to the OIE World Animal Health and Welfare Fund (OIE World Fund), which are not earmarked for a country or region, and which will be reported as an estimated share of the funds that will benefit countries on the DAC List of ODA Recipients as bilateral ODA. On the other hand, voluntary contributions to the OIE World Fund, which are earmarked for countries on the DAC List of ODA Recipients, will be reported in full as bilateral ODA.
The OIE’s inclusion on the list will increase the organisation’s visibility and facilitate further investment from current and future resource partners, while simultaneously forming part of the OIE’s resource mobilisation strategy.
Additionally, the OIE’s eligibility for ODA correlates to increased recognition of the importance of animal health and welfare in achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular the Sustainable Development Goals related to zero hunger (SDG 2), good health and well-being (SDG 3), decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), responsible consumption and production (SDG 12), and partnerships (SDG 17).
The OIE thanks the OECD DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics for recognising it as an ODA-eligible organisation.