This briefing shows that in 2021 ODA figures increased
(compared to 2020), notably thanks to the response of DAC
providers in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, these rising
levels of ODA are still insufficient to meet the mid-term and
long-term challenges ahead of 2030 and the achievement
of the Sustainable Development Goals. This briefing shows
as well that a total of US$16.2 billion within the 2021 figures
is inflated aid because the ODA reported includes recycled
Covid-19 vaccine donations, in-donor country refugee costs,
debt relief and allocations to private sector instruments

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