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Development Co-operation Report 2018

Joining Forces to Leave No One Behind

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Published on December 11, 2018

Also available in: French

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When Member States of the United Nations approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, they agreed that the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets should be met for all nations and peoples and for all segments of society. Governments and stakeholders negotiating the 2030 Agenda backed the ambition of leaving no one behind, an ambition increasingly referred to in development policies, international agendas and civil society advocacy.

How can we transform this ambition into reality? Policy makers, civil society and business are asking for more clarity on how to ensure that no one is left behind in practice. What does it mean for the design and delivery of economic, social and environmental policies? How should development co-operation policies, programming and accountability adapt? What should governments, development partners and the international community do differently to ensure that sustainable development goals benefit everyone and the furthest behind first?
 
The 2018 Development Co-operation Report: Joining Forces to Leave No One Behind addresses all of these questions and many more. Informed by the latest evidence on what it means to be left behind, it adopts a wide range of perspectives and draws lessons from policies, practices and partnerships that work. The report proposes a holistic and innovative framework to shape and guide development co-operation policies and tools that are fit for the purpose of leaving no one behind.

The full report will be published in November.

SUMMARIESavailable in 25 languages

English Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in English)
French Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in French) Coopération pour le développement 2018
German Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in German) Bericht über die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit 2018
Japanese Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Japanese) 開発援助報告書2018
Italian Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Italian) Rapporto sulla cooperazione allo sviluppo 2018
Chinese Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Chinese) 2018年发展合作报告
Czech Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Czech) Zpráva o rozvojové spolupráci 2018
Danish Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Danish) Rapport om udviklingssamarbejde 2018
Dutch Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Dutch) Ontwikkelingssamenwerkingsrapport 2018
Estonian Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Estonian) Arengukoostöö aruanne 2018
Finnish Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Finnish) Kehitysyhteistyöraportti 2018
Greek Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Greek) Έκθεση Αναπτυξιακής Συνεργασίας 2018
Hebrew Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Hebrew) דוח 2018 על שיתוף פעולה למען פיתוח
Hungarian Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Hungarian) Fejlesztési együttműködés – 2018. évi jelentés
Icelandic Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Icelandic) Skýrsla um þróunarsamvinnu 2018
Korean Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Korean) 2018년도 개발협력보고서
Latvian Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Latvian) 2018. gada ziņojums par attīstības sadarbību
Norwegian Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Norwegian) Rapport om utviklingssamarbeid 2018
Polish Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Polish) Raport o współpracy rozwojowej 2018
Portuguese Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Portuguese) Relatório sobre Cooperação para o Desenvolvimento 2018
Russian Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Russian) Доклад о сотрудничестве в целях развития 2018
Slovak Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Slovak) Správa o rozvojovej spolupráci za rok 2018
Slovene Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Slovenian) Poročilo o razvojnem sodelovanju 2018
Swedish Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Swedish) Utvecklingssamarbete: översikt 2018
Turkish Development Co-operation Report 2018 (Summary in Turkish) 2018 Kalkınma İşbirliği Raporu

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Editorial: How far do we need to go to fulfil the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “Leave No One Behind”?
Executive summary
Leaving no one behind (Infographic)
Overview: Development co-operation for 2030 – Renewing and reforming to deliver on leaving no one behind
Setting the Scene2 chapters available
Why leaving no one behind matters
What does it mean to leave no one behind?
Leaving no one behind in practice: Policies, actors and lessons5 chapters available
Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals for all: Policy priorities for leaving no one behind
Data and diagnostics to leave no one behind
Putting the last first? Civil society's role in leaving no one behind
The private sector and the catalytic role of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises
Case studies from developing countries: What works and why
Ensuring development co-operation policies and tools are fit for purpose4 chapters available
Development co-operation policies and approaches to leave no one behind
How is financing for development helping to leave no one behind?
Adapting programming to leave no one behind: Lessons from the NGO Humanity & Inclusion
Using foresight methods to adapt development co-operation for the future
Profiles of development co-operation providers35 chapters available
Development finance and policy trends
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Czech Republic
Denmark
European Union institutions
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Korea
Luxembourg
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States
Profiles of other development co-operation providers reporting to the OECD
Estimates for other providers of development co-operation not reporting to OECD
DAC list of ODA Recipients
Methodological notes on the profiles of Development Assistance Committee members
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HIGHLIGHTS

LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND

How development co-operation can play to its strengths to achieve the SDGs for all.

WHAT IT MEANS

INCLUSION: People-centred and informed by the voices and needs of people and countries that are left out

EQUITY: Access and rights for everyone including the poorest and most vulnerable in the hardest to reach areas

SUSTAINABILITY: Preserve the environment and development results for future generations

See what it takes

Are providers equipped to deliver on this central promise of Agenda 2030? This report frames the challenge from the points of view of the various actors, documents dozens of good practices, and highlights priority areas for reforming development co-operation.

Read the Highlights


MESSAGE FROM OECD SECRETARY-GENERAL

OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurrìa, speaks about the Developement Co-operation Report 2018 and the importance of leaving no one behind.


DATA: Long-term trends in aid received by developing countries 2000-2019: a dynamic and unpredictable picture.

The OECD collaborated with Our World in Data to produce data visualisations of extreme poverty and other development indicators now and in 2030 and of the latest trends in ‘programmable aid’ received by developing countries. Our World in Data is a project of the Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development, University of Oxford. Explore the data!

DCR Chart 1

Country Programmable Aid (CPA) received, 2016

Does enough aid reach ‘countries most in need’? What do trends for nearly 20 years (2000-2019) of country programmable aid tell us?

DCR Chart 3

Aid received per capita vs. GDP per capita, 2016

A closer look at trends in aid allocations globally in 2016 - measured as country programmable aid - suggest there is scope to re-think the criteria and models for allocating ODA to countries most in need.

DCR Chart 1

Aid received per capita, 2016

How stable and predictable is aid received per capita? Trends in country programmable aid between 2000 and 2019 show more volatility than stability



PROFILES OF PROVIDERS OF DEVELOPMENT CO-OPERATION

Where do development co-operation providers spend their aid and what do they spend it on? What are the main shifts and trends in development co-operation?

Development Co-operation Report (DCR) 2018 contains the individual profiles of all members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) as well 13 other providers that report to the OECD in a sufficiently granular manner, and private development finance from two foundations. It also includes estimates on development finance for 10 countries that do not currently report to the OECD.



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