Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)


  • Development aid stable in 2014 but flows to poorest countries still falling

    Net official development assistance (ODA) from DAC members totalled USD 135.2 billion, level with a record USD 135.1 billion in 2013, though marking a 0.5% decline in real terms if price rises and exchange rate moves are factored in. Net ODA as a share of gross national income was 0.29%, also on a par with 2013 once upward revisions to DAC countries’ GNI due to methodological changes are accounted for. ODA has increased by 66% in real terms since 2000, when the Millennium Development Goals were agreed.

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  • DACnews February 2015

    This issue of the DACnews looks at many of the new tools and approaches that will characterise the post-2015 era: rules for defining what counts as official development assistance, incentives for taking development to scale, ways of measuring poverty and prosperity, and insights for shaping development policy, to name a few.

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  • DAC Prize call for submissions

    The DAC Prize seeks to acknowledge development actors who take the step from supporting innovation to using it systematically and strategically to address development challenges, by taking it to scale. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2015.

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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 50 years now, 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 has played a role in forging major international development commitments, including the Millennium Development Goals and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.