Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)


  • More strategic focus would improve impact of Poland’s foreign aid, says OECD

    “Political and public support will be vital to give the government legitimacy to provide more foreign aid,” said DAC Chair Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, presenting the Review in Warsaw. “Budgets aside, Poland should develop clearer strategic guidance to ensure that it adds value and targets poverty reduction in priority areas and countries, including outside the Eastern Partnership region.”

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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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  • Global Forum on Development 2017

    On 5 April 2017, the Global Forum will take stock of existing initiatives to catalyse the power of the private sector in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals, explore new avenues of partnerships to mobilise the necessary resources and understand how the OECD can help.

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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.