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Development co-operation during the COVID-19 pandemic: An analysis of 2020 figures and 2021 trends to watch

Overall official development assistance volumes increased to their highest level ever in 2020, even as global GDP fell dramatically. This chapter explores what drove the rise in official development assistance in 2020, the implications for development co-operation and trends to watch in 2021 including vaccines, climate and debt. Please note that all data and calculations in this chapter are correct as of 09 June 2021. Any announcements of new funding commitments to vehicles such as the WHO’s ACT-A made after that date are not reflected in these data.