Opinion Monitor Development Policy 2018 – Attitudes Toward Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development

Germany has long been one of the largest traditional donors of official development assistance (ODA). German ODA contributions amounted to approximately EUR 25 billion in 2016.1 Development policy and development cooperation (DC) play a key role in Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Germany has made a commitment to this Agenda, with state and civil society working towards its implementation. With the adoption of the Charter for the Future: ONE WORLD – Our Responsibility back in 2014, the German Government set a high level of ambition for fully involving policy-makers, business, civil society and citizens in its engagement for a sustainable future. Against this background, it is important to find out about public attitudes and whether and to what extent the public2 is in favour of development policy and DC.