News from the OECD
Development Assistance Committee Secretariat
In this issue...
Donors Increase Aid - But 2006 a Challenge
Member countries of the
OECD DAC increased their Official Development Assistance
(ODA) by 4.6% in real terms in 2004. Who is giving what? For analysis and a country break-down,
Effectiveness - What's Happening Post Paris?
Over one hundred donor
and developing countries agreed for the first time to
measure their success at making aid more effective with a
set of commitments, indicators and targets. Exactly what all the targets will look
like in the final Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness
is still being decided.
steps in the Paris Declaration.
& Development Ministers Clarify ODA
Ministers agree wording for six
activities which count as development spending
in conflict areas
More information on the Ministerial
In My Opinion....
of Staff to the United Nations Secretary-General, Mark
Malloch Brown writes exclusively for DAC News on the links between security and poverty, making rich and poor
alike vulnerable, why commitments to
ODA should be a criteria for UN Security Council
membership, and a role for the UN with bilateral
Click here to read full article.
Peer Reviews Ownership the
Key to Effective Aid
country ownership is key to poverty reduction; multi-year
funding commitments not yet general practice but
development success depends on aid predictability. Peer
Review team reports on
recent trends (PDF, 16KB).
Latest and upcoming Peer Reviews.
In the Field - Congo: Poverty and
secretariat staff spend much of their time in developing
countries assessing progress towards aid effectiveness.
This month, Hunter McGill, Head of the Peer Review
reports from the Congo.
See also the Aid at a Glance Chart showing recent debt relief for Congo, Democratic Republic.
Charts for other
recipient countries and
Manning, Chair of the DAC
for the Field not the Office
I believe the Paris
Declaration on Aid Effectiveness can change the
way we think about doing aid better, in the same
way the Millennium Development Goals changed the
way the world thinks about what aid is for. Yes,
we still need to reach consensus on
Roeskau, Director of the DAC Secretariat
Pilots in Fragile States
If we want to target developing countries where we can
get the highest returns, we should disregard countries whose
performances are unsatisfactory, or where the political will to
reduce poverty is absent. But then we risk creating ‘donor
more importantly ‘donor orphans’...
- Release of Global Monitoring Report,
World Bank April 14 2005
OECD Forum 2005 - Fuelling the
Future: Security, Stability, Development, Paris May 2-3 2005
- Meeting of Council at Ministerial
Level (MCM), OECD May 3-4 2005
- UN General Assembly High Level
Meeting: progress on HIV/AIDS, New York June 2 2005
- G7 Ministerial Meeting, London June
- UN General Assembly High Level
Dialogue on Financing for Development, New York June 27-28 2005
- G8 Summit, Gleneagles July 6-8 2005
- UN General Assembly Five-Year Review
of the Millennium Development Declaration, New York September 14-16
Publications on Development
- Aid in support of
gender equality is concentrated in the social
sectors, especially basic education and health.
- About half the aid
to these sectors targeted gender concerns in some
way in 1999-2003.
- About 10% of aid to
these sectors was given for the main purpose of
promoting gender equality.
|OECD DAC countries ODA in
|US$ 78.6 billion
- Up 4.6% since
2003 - Percentage of GNI 0.25%
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