This report contributes to the broader international debate on why we need multilateralism
and how to make it more effective to achieve the 2030 Agenda. At a time when the value
of multilateralism is being questioned, the report provides new evidence and recommendations
for a new “pact” on multilateralism. This pact would be founded on recognition of
the mutual responsibility of sovereign states and multilateral institutions to create
a stronger, more effective multilateral system.The report offers a detailed overview
of official development assistance (ODA) spending through the multilateral system.
This year’s edition introduces three innovations. First, it examines the growing role
of China, other sovereign states, philanthropy and the private sector as funders of
multilateral organisations. Second, it analyses concessional and non-concessional
spending by multilateral institutions, and discusses how multilateral action needs
to adapt to the new development agenda. Third, it presents a new multi-dimensional
metrics to measure the quality of multilateral funding, using financing to the World
Health Organisation as a case study. Building on this evidence, the report outlines
policy recommendations that provide a sound basis for principles of good multilateral
donorship to deliver on the 2030 Agenda.
COUNTRY FACT SHEETS: HOW ARE DAC MEMBERS USING THE MULTILATERAL SYSTEM?
The Multilateral Development Finance Report provides country fact sheets of the ODA contributions to the multilateral system by the 30 members of the Development Assistance Committee. The country fact sheets contain data on both core and earmarked to multilateral agencies.
THE OECD METRICS ON GOOD MULTILATERAL FUNDING: PROFILES OF 12 SELECTED CONTRIBUTORS TO THE WHO
Through a pioneering multi-dimensional metrics, the Multilateral Development Finance Report attempts to quantify key components of good multilateral funding. The new OECD metrics was developed from a case study on the World Health Organization that quantitatively assesses the quality of funding provided by 12 contributors based on a number of evidence-based indicators.