Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)


  • The 2016 Development Co-operation Report

    The Sustainable Development Goals as Business Opportunities examines the potential contribution of the private sector to achieving the SDGs, in particular through social impact investment, blended finance and foreign direct investment. It highlights the importance of responsible business conduct and outlines the challenges in measuring the mobilisation effect of public finance on promoting private investment to achieve the SDGs.

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  • DACnews October

    This October edition of DACnews announces the arrival of the newly appointed DAC Chair, gives updates on the Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership, and features the latest publications and reports.

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  • Just published: OECD DAC peer review on the Czech Republic

    The first DAC Peer Review of the Czech Republic says that it is an active and valued member of the DAC, bringing lessons from its own transformation and actively helping developing countries to become stable free-market democracies.

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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.