Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)


  • Data for development - the Development Co-operation Report 2017

    This report looks at how the data revolution can and should be harnessed in order to make the era of big data work for development.

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  • Addressing Forced Displacement: A Guide for donors

    Increasing levels of new and protracted displacement demand sustainable and comprehensive solutions. This Guidance serves as a clear and practical introduction to the challenges faced by donors working in those situations. It also provides guidance to donor staff seeking to mainstream responses to forced displacement into development planning and co-operation.

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  • DAC High Level Meeting, 30-31 October 2017

    Members discussed how to mobilise further funding to achieve the SDGs, using public finance to leverage private investment, supporting sustainable development in small island developing states, improving development effectiveness to ensure humanitarian-development-peace coherence, reform of the DAC, data for development and responding to the refugee crisis in developing countries.

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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.