Arab donors have been providing substantial amounts of official development assistance (ODA) for decades and have considerable experience to share on promoting economic growth and reducing poverty in developing countries. Engaging with members of the Arab Coordination Group Institutions (ACGI) is consequently a priority for the OECD Development Assistance Committee's (DAC) Global Relations. The two communities have agreed to meet on a regular basis to discuss development issues, identify ways to better co-ordinate activities, learn from each other’s experiences and become more effective in supporting developing countries’ efforts to deliver development results.
|Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development, Kuwait 20 January 2014
The aim of the dialogue was to identify concrete actions to address three pertinent development challenges:
- How to improve joint efforts by members of the ACGI and the DAC to deliver inclusive growth and more and better jobs to Arab states in transition.
- How to work together to support peacebuilding and statebuilding in fragile states, especially in Somalia and Yemen.
- How best to work together to support development effectiveness through the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation.
Co-Chairs' Summary (pdf, 776 KB);
Annotated Agenda (pdf, 1.31 MB)
High-Level Partnership Dialogue, London, 4-5 July 2011
The High-Level Partnership Dialogue was organised against the backdrop of the dramatic political changes taking place in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at the time and provided an opportunity for participants to share experiences and planning strategies for assisting the region. Participants also discussed the impending Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South
Korea, recognising the opportunity it would create for establishing a new partnership among all providers of development co-operation.
The Dialogue was hosted by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Partnership statement (pdf, 376 KB)
Annotated Agenda (pdf, 520 KB)
|Technical meeting, Vienna, 29 April 2010
Senior operational staff from members of the ACGI and the DAC met to share views on food security, agricultural development, and energy poverty, as well as to exchange information on Arab development issues. Participants also discussed development challenges in Yemen.
Agenda (pdf, 1017 KB)
|Joint meeting, Kuwait, 10 May 2009
Members of the ACGI and the DAC met at the Arab Fund for Social and Economic Development to renew the long-standing dialogue they had pursued until the 1980s. The specific purposes were to agree on an appropriate framework for future dialogue, to share lessons and experiences on effective development co-operation and to identify opportunities for collaboration at partner-country level.
The Co-Chairs' report contains an agreed Action Plan for Stronger Partnership.
Chairs' report (pdf, 512 KB)
Agenda (pdf, 400 KB)
DAC Global Relations
Development finance reporting of countries beyond the DAC
Promoting dialogue beyond the DAC
United Arab Emirates Statistical Reporting to the OECD Development Assistance Committee
United Arab Emirates becomes the first Participant in the OECD Development Assistance Committee