Development Co-operation Directorate

We promote coordinated, innovative international action to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries and improve their financing. Supporting the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), we help set international principles and standards for development co-operation, and monitor how donors deliver on their commitments. Drawing upon the whole OECD expertise, we support members and partners with our data, analysis and guidance.

Development Co-operation Report 2020: Learning from crises, building resilience

Paris, 22 December 2020

COVID-19 has put development co-operation to the test. Leading experts and policy makers present early lessons and explore how to build systems that protect people in developing countries better.

Blended Finance in the Least Developed Countries 2020

Paris, 16 December 2020

An update of our data, with new analysis and recommendations for unlocking additional capital for the post COVID-19 recovery and the SDGs.

OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Belgium 2020

Paris, 24 November 2020

Belgium is a strong advocate for the plight of least developed countries and fragile contexts.

Global Outlook on Financing for Sustainable Development

Paris, 9 November 2020

COVID-19 could aggravate developing countries’ SDG financing gap by USD 1.7 trillion. And yet, aligning 1.1% of global financial flows with the Goals could mend it. 

Multilateral development finance in the Covid-19 era and beyond

Paris, 26 October 2020

Towards multilateralism “à la carte”? Donors’ earmarked contributions are driving the growth in multilateral finance for development co-operation: what are the risks? 

OECD and UN agree on joint set of actions for humanitarian-development-peace nexus

6 October 2020

Already five UN agencies have adhered or are intending to adhere to the DAC Recommendation on more coordinated approaches in fragile contexts.

Women and girls on the frontlines

Paris, 22 September 2020

How can development co-operation providers apply a gender lens as they support countries’ efforts to respond, prevent and recover from COVID-19?

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About DAC and DCD

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 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.  

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.