In 2016, preliminary data show that ODA reached USD 220 million (0.07% of GNI). In 2015, Israel’s net ODA amounted to USD 198 million, representing an increase of 5% in real terms over 2014. The ratio of ODA as a share of GNI remained stable at 0.07%.
Israel’s Agency for International Development Co-operation – MASHAV, a division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – is in charge of planning, implementing and co-ordinating Israel’s development co-operation.
In 2015, Israel provided its bilateral development co-operation mostly to Jordan, the Syrian Arab Republic, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The priority sectors for Israel’s bilateral development co-operation were water resources management, desert agriculture and combating desertification, early childhood education, rural and community development, emergency and disaster medicine, public health, and women’s empowerment. Israel provides its bilateral development co-operation mostly in the form of technical co-operation projects and capacity building, provided both in Israel and in developing countries.
Israel is also engaged in triangular co-operation, sharing its experience with other countries. It partners with several international organisations (e.g. the United Nations Development Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the World Food Programme) and DAC members (e.g. Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the United States) to support developing countries in areas in which it has a comparative advantage.
Multilateral ODA accounted for USD 20 million in 2015, representing 10% of Israel’s total ODA. It was provided primarily through the United Nations (accounting for 46% of its multilateral ODA in 2015), as well as through the World Bank Group (43%), regional development banks (3%) and other multilateral organisations.
Israel, which joined the OECD in 2010, is an observer to the Development Assistance Committee.