Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions.

CSO data

Claim: Achieving

Indicator 1.a.1 Total Official Development Assistance amounted to €791.6 million in 2018, up from the 2017 figure of €743.4 million. As a % of GNP, ODA rose from 0.3% in 2000 to 0.59% in 2008 before dropping to 0.3% in 2018. Note this does not provide the data requested by the indicator.

Indicator 1.a.2 Total Government expenditure rose from €26.1 billion in 2000 to €63.1 billion in 2009 before dropping to €54.1 billion in 2014. Expenditure increased again over the following years before dropping slightly to €59 billion in 2019. It is estimated that total government expenditure will be €61.9 billion in 2020. See Table 4.2. Social Protection is estimated to account for 34.1% of total expenditure in 2020, with 28.1% going to Health and 16.5% to Education. This contradicts target 16.6.2 which shows that there are issues around satisfaction with health care in Ireland.

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