DAC global relations


  • UAE - First Participant in the DAC

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) became a Participant in the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) on 1 July 2014.

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  • 2015 Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development

    DAC members and Arab countries and institutions met to discuss how to strengthen the means of implementation of the sustainable development goals, particularly in the areas of ensuring sustainable energy for all and reducing trade and investment costs to promote private sector contribution for development.

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  • China-DAC Study Group Roundtable on evaluating development co-operation

    Participants from government departments, NGOs and research institutes from China, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Cameroon and the DAC, exchanged experiences on policies for evaluation, how to carry out quality evaluations and how to communicate and use evaluation findings at a Roundtable in Beijing in June 2014 on “Evaluating Development Cooperation - Providing Evidence for Learning and Decision Making”

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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.


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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17 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. Seventeen 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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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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