Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)


  • Development aid rises again in 2016

    Development aid reached a new peak of USD 142.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 8.9% from 2015 after adjusting for exchange rates and inflation.

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  • Profiles of providers of development co-operation

    Out now! These profiles give an objective analysis of the latest official data on development finance by 50 DAC and other providers with estimates for a further 10 countries that are priority partners for the DAC. These profiles are Part Two of the Development Co-operation Report, the full report will be released in October.

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  • Iceland Peer Review: The small donor that punches above its weight

    Iceland has a high quality aid programme that targets the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people in least developed countries and fragile states. It is a strong advocate for gender equality, land degradation and fisheries, with a special emphasis on sharing its specialist knowledge on geothermal energy with Africa.

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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.