The health system is failing to deliver medicines and vaccines to
combat the infectious diseases that plague tropical countries. What
can be done?
Innovation and poverty reduction were
in the spotlight at the
OECD High Level Forum on Medicines for Neglected and Emerging
Infectious Diseases in Noordwijk-aan-Zee, 21 June 2007. The
Forum recognised that the health innovation system is failing
How is aid supporting women’s empowerment?
gender equality aid at a glance charts for 2004-2005
to deliver necessary medicines, vaccines
and diagnostics to cure poor people, plagued with infectious diseases.
This is compounding poverty. Policies and practices need to change.
Security matters to the poor and other
vulnerable groups, especially women and children, because bad
policing, weak justice and penal systems and corrupt militaries mean
that they suffer disproportionately from crime, insecurity and fear.
OECD DAC Handbook on Security System Reform aims to make a
difference to the lives of poor people by translating policy into
How effective is aid at helping developing countries to build and
manage their own poverty-reducing development strategies? A
provides a snapshot of the state of affairs in 2005 on the
implementation of the
Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.
Also in this issue...
The Czech Republic has become
the first non-DAC donor to complete a
review of its development co-operation programme. In response to a
request of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the DAC agreed to
Special Review of Czech international development
co-operation. Conceived primarily as a consultative process, the main
objective was to inform and offer advice to the Czech authorities’
internal dialogue on the reform of the country’s ODA system.
What is a
- How can development co-operation
best contribute to promoting pro-poor growth in partner countries?
Decision makers need evidence on the likely distributional impacts of
their intervention. They need to know which transmission channels are
the most effective in reaching the poor and vulnerable. POVNET has
therefore developed the
Poverty Impact Assessment (PIA) approach to help donors and
their developing country partners address key questions that influence
impacts and outcomes of their policies, programmes and projects.
equality and aid delivery: what has changed in development
co-operation agencies since 1999? Set against the background of the
changes in aid delivery, this report examines practices and
institutional approaches to gender equality and women’s empowerment in
OECD DAC members’ development co-operation agencies. It presents the
key findings and conclusions of a study conducted in 2006.
Trade Related Assistance: What do
Recent Evaluations Tell us? This publication provides guidance for
enhancing the effectiveness and impact of future trade-related
assistance. It provides a timely input to the ongoing discussions
among the aid and trade communities for effectively designing and
delivering “aid for trade” as a complement to the Doha Development
- In his opening statement to the OECD
Ministerial Council Meeting held on 15-16 May 2007, the
Secretary-General underlined that
the DAC has a central role to play in making sure that we continue to
focus on achieving the MDGs. Furthermore, the Paris
Declaration on Aid Effectiveness is increasing mutual accountability
between donor and recipient countries for achieving the development
results committed by members.
- Why has growth been more successful
in reducing poverty in some countries than in others? How can poor
women and men best participate in, contribute to and benefit from the
growth process? Why is pro-poor growth important and what can donors
do to promote it? This book provides
policy guidance to donors on Promoting Pro-Poor Growth, based
on recent work of the DAC.
- On 15 April 2007 the OECD
Secretary-General Mr. Angel Gurrķa and Richard Manning, Chair of the
Development Assistance Committee, made a
the Development Committee. As the latter confronts the
challenges ahead to achieve the MDGs, especially concerning gender and
fragile states, this statement examines the specific challenges
related to commitments on aid volume, effectiveness and architecture
- On 4 April 2007, Ministers of
Development Co-operation and Heads of Agencies
agreed to improve governance to fight corruption.
countries' ODA in 2006
103.9 billion - down 5.1% since
2005 in real terms -
0.30% of combined GNI
DAC Statistics including Aid
at a Glance charts for
DAC members, recipient
OECD-DAC is the main global forum where bilateral
donors, alongside multilateral donors, work together to
achieve real development progress for poorer countries.
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