APT is eligible for Official Development Aid (ODA)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

In a landmark decision of its Development Assistance Committee (DAC), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) granted the APT eligibility for Official Development Aid during the 9-10 June 2011 meeting of the Working Party on Statistics.

APT’s bid, which received support from the Swiss and Danish governments, was favourably considered by fellow DAC member States. The Danish torture rehabilitation organisation IRCT was also granted ODA eligibility. These decisions of the DAC mark a clear and welcome recognition of the contribution of human rights organisations to global development. The APT is grateful to its Swiss and Danish sponsors for their support.

The APT is currently engaged into multi-year torture prevention projects in the following ODA recipient countries:

  • Least developed countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Maldives, Nepal, Senegal, Togo, Uganda
  • Other low income countries: Ghana, Tajikistan
  • Lower middle income countries: Albania, Armenia, Egypt, Georgia, Indonesia, Morocco, Paraguay, Philippines, Thailand
  • Upper middle income countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Panama, South Africa, Turkey, Uruguay


Contact person: Vincent Ploton, APT Institutional Development Officer