Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)


  • States of Fragility 2016: Understanding Violence

    The world is getting more violent, and violence is occurring in surprising places. Over the past 15 years, 3.34 billion people, or almost half of the world’s population, have been affected by violence. This report takes a long hard look at violence in the world – and what we should do about it.

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  • The OECD DAC welcomes Hungary as its 30th member

    At its meeting on 6 December 2016, the DAC invited Hungary to join the committee. Hungary accepted this invitation and, in a letter addressed to the OECD Secretary‑General, pledged to fulfil obligations of DAC membership.

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  • US push to make its development aid more effective is paying off

    The United States has maintained foreign aid volumes through the aftermath of the global economic crisis and has visibly improved the focus and effectiveness of its development assistance. These trends should be maintained and reforms to the U.S. Agency for International Development should be consolidated, according to a new OECD DAC Peer Review.

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The DAC: Enabling effective development

Through inclusive partnerships for development, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) helps ensure better lives for people in the developing world by:

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For over 50 years, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has grouped the world’s main donors, defining and monitoring global standards in key areas of development.

The Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) supports the DAC, contributing to developing better policies for better lives through transparent data on development finance, and improved development co-operation practices and policies.

The DAC supports the UN in ensuring the success of the Sustainable Development Goals and has played a role in forging major international development commitments, including the Millennium Development Goals and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.