Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

Focus

  • 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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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 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.