Aid architecture



Transparency has been pushed to the top of the global agenda. The DAC's mandate to further the understanding of development finance, strengthen aid delivery, improve development policy and build partnerships for development is both complimentary to and a crucial part of the success of the global transparency agenda. As part of the OECD the DAC is working towards making this "transparency transformation" a success through promoting four dimensions:

  • developing a range of instruments to help governments ensure that openness translates into concrete improvements
  • supporting e-government and internet-based technologies and applications
  • providing regular reviews of development partner (donor) countries
  • promoting greater transparency as a means to fight corruption.

In line with this transparency agenda, stakeholders in Busan resolved to make information on development co-operation and other development resources better available and publicly accessible. They set out to implement a common, open standard for electronic publication of timely, comprehensive and forward-looking information on resources for development co-operation by the end of 2015.  

To learn more about the common standard, please read the Communication Note (English, French, Arabic, Spanish) or the FAQ.



Implementation Schedules for the Common Standard

The Busan agreement requires the schedules for implementation of the common standard to be published by December 2012. To help Busan endorsers to publish their individual implementation schedules, the OECD Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP-STAT) and the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) have developed a template. In this schedule Busan endorsers can explain how they will improve transparency up to December 2015.

Download the Template for the Implementation Schedule for the Common Standard (French version also available).


The following Busan supporters have published their Implementation Schedules. These are published as transmitted by the Busan supporters themselves. Note: some of the schedules are incomplete and may be updated.



(Export-Import Bank of Korea) (KOICA)

 African Development Bank
 Austria  Luxembourg  Asian Development Bank
 Belgium  Netherlands
 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
 Canada  New Zealand   IFAD
 Czech Republic  Norway
 Inter-American Development Bank
 Denmark  Poland

 EU Commission

DG Enlargement EuropeAid FPI ECHO

 France  Slovak Republic  UNICEF
 Finland  Slovenia  UNOPS


German English

 GAVI Alliance
 Greece  Sweden
 Hewlett Foundation


 Switzerland (SDC and SECO)
 World Food Programme
 Italy  United Kingdom (CDC) (DFID)
 World Bank
 Japan  United States  


Latest documents

‌‌‌Cover page for the DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics.

Progress in implementing the Busan Common Standard for Aid Information 

This document was prepared for the June 2013 meeting of the DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP-STAT). It reviews progress by DAC members in implementing the Busan Common Standard for aid information. Drawing on their implementation plans, it outlines performance and planned improvements in coverage and comprehensiveness, frequency and timeliness, and forward looking information.


If you are a Busan endorser and would like to submit your implementation schedule publish the implementation plan on your website, and send a copy to the OECD at, copied to If you have any questions, please contact or


Data Series

Aid statistics by donor, recipient and sector

Explore down to the project level how much aid (ODA) and in which sectors has been provided or received (Dec. 2013).




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