DAC global relations

Focus

  • Emerging providers’ international co-operation for development

    Development co-operation from countries beyond the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) significantly increased in recent years, reaching 17% of total global development co-operation in 2014. The policy paper presents an estimate, of USD 300 billion, of broader international co-operation by emerging providers and it sets out what types of instruments are used to provide this broader international co-operation.

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  • 2017 Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development

    Discussion between Arab providers and DAC members at the meeting, hosted by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Bern, focused on adjusting development co-operation tools to ensure sustainable development; sharing good practice on implementing effective development co-operation; and promoting joint action on education in fragile settings.

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  • The OECD DAC welcomes Hungary as its 30th member

    At its meeting on 6 December 2016, the DAC invited Hungary to join the committee. Hungary accepted this invitation and, in a letter addressed to the OECD Secretary‑General, pledged to fulfil obligations of DAC membership.

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We work with both members and non-members of the DAC to promote a sharing of knowledge and experience on providing and managing development co-operation.

Promoting
dialogue

The DAC’s dialogue on development co-operation covers issues of common interest, including triangular co-operation

There have been important shifts in the international development landscape over recent years. A range of non-DAC providers of development co-operation - including emerging economies, private philanthropies, and sector-specific funds - have rapidly increased support to developing countries. The DAC welcomes the contribution of all providers of development co-operation resources and expertise towards the common goal of reducing global poverty and is working to forge new and mutually beneficial relationships with these new partners in international development co-operation.

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Tracking
trends

Many non-DAC countries share their data on their development co-operation flows with us


Over the last years, more attention has been given to the development co-operation provided by countries beyond the DAC’s membership. Nineteen of these countries report to the OECD. The OECD also makes estimates of the development co-operation programmes of several other countries. More detailed and comprehensive information on development co-operation flows is important. It allows providers and recipients alike to make more informed decisions on budget allocations and helps to identify countries and sectors that may be over- or under - funded.

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Strengthening
development co-operation

The DAC is collaborating with countries beyond its membership on development co-operation management and statistics

Drawing on DAC experience, we hold seminars on managing aid and aid statistics with countries that are not members of the DAC. We can also conduct, on a demand-driven and self-funding basis, special reviews of a non-DAC country’s development co-operation programme and systems. In this way, the DAC is contributing to strengthen institutional capacity for managing development co-operation in non-DAC countries while also learning from the perspectives and experience of other countries.

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