Official development assistance (ODA) means assistance and humanitarian aid provided by state and municipal institutions and agencies for developing countries included into a list of ODA recipients drawn by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Lithuania has pledged to devote 0,33% of its Gross National Income (GNI) to ODA by 2030 as part of its EU commitment.
The priority geographical areas of Lithuania’s development cooperation are the region of Eastern Europe as well as countries of migration origin and transit. Bilateral assistance primarily goes to the EU Eastern Partnership states Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova that have signed association agreements with the EU.
Humanitarian aid is provided in response to humanitarian requests and announced international appeals, mainly contributing to United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), International Organisation for Migration (IOM), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and other international organisations.
Lithuanian Official Development Assistance 2004-2019 (mln. EUR):