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Development Assistance Committee (DAC)

The OECD Development Assistance Committee is a unique international forum of many of the largest providers of aid, including 30 members. 


The DAC mandate

The overarching objective of the DAC for the period 2018-2022 is to promote development co-operation and other relevant policies so as to contribute to implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, poverty eradication, improvement of living standards in developing countries, and to a future in which no country will depend on aid.

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What we do

We monitor

OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

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We set development co-operation

STANDARDS

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We conduct regular

PEER REVIEWS

of our members

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How we work

Meetings

The DAC  holds  High  Level  Meetings (generally every 2-3 years) whose participants are development ministers. In between High Level Meetings, the DAC convenes Senior Level Meetings (attended by heads of aid agencies) to review the Committee’s work on current policy issues. Ordinary DAC meetings are attended by Paris-based delegates of DAC members and by officials from member capitals.

Global relations

The DAC engages with development actors beyond the Committee’s membership to improve the relevance and impact of its work.

Members & partners

Members

The DAC currently has 30 members. Candidate countries are assessed in terms of the following criteria: the existence of appropriate strategies, policies and institutional frameworks that ensure capacity to deliver a development co-operation programme; an accepted measure of effort; and the existence of a system of performance monitoring and evaluation.