Foreign direct investment (FDI) can provide financial stability, promote economic development and enhance the well-being of societies. FDI is also considered as one of the most development-friendly sources of investment, as it can create jobs, develop technology and new productive capacity, and help local firms access new international markets.
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Paper for the 24-25 April 2014 meeting of the DAC WP-Stat: MODERNISING THE REPORTING ON ODA LOANS - RISK-ADJUSTED GRANT EQUIVALENTS AND OTHER APPROACHES
Development aid rose by 6.1% in real terms in 2013 to reach the highest level ever recorded, despite continued pressure on budgets in OECD countries since the global economic crisis. Donors provided a total of USD 134.8 billion in net official development assistance (ODA), marking a rebound after two years of falling volumes, as a number of governments stepped up their spending on foreign aid.
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Danish NGO Forum submission to the March 2014 SLM of the DAC on the modernisation of ODA
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Addendum 3 to the DAC Converged Statistical Reporting Directives
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A guide to the application of codes for type of aid for completing the DAC Converged statistical report in FAQ format, June 2013.
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The definition of Official Development Assistance (ODA) has for 40 years been the global standard for measuring donor efforts in supporting development co-operation objectives. It has provided the yardstick for documenting the volume and the terms of the concessional resources provided, assessing donor performance against their aid pledges and enabling partner countries, civil society and others to hold donors to account
The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) collects aid flow data at activity level based on a standard methodology and agreed definitions. Aid to agriculture includes Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Rural Development.
The following tables and charts (2010-2011) summarize statistics on the environmental focus of aid extended by each DAC member. Information shown includes the environment marker coverage, the top ten recipients and a sector breakdown of environment focused aid.