Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)


  • States of Fragility 2016: Understanding Violence

    The world is getting more violent, and violence is occurring in surprising places. Over the past 15 years, 3.34 billion people, or almost half of the world’s population, have been affected by violence. This report takes a long hard look at violence in the world – and what we should do about it.

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  • Making Development Co-operation More Effective - 2016 Progress Report

    Drawing on the results of the 2016 Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation monitoring exercise, this report offers a snapshot of progress in making development co-operation more effective. It is intended to stimulate and inform policy dialogue at the country, regional and international levels, generating evidence to strengthen the contribution of effective development co-operation to the implementation of the SDGs.

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  • "Commitment to more effective development co-operation has never been stronger"

    Closing remarks by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, Nairobi , Kenya, 1 December 2016.

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The DAC: Enabling effective development

Through inclusive partnerships for development, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) helps ensure better lives for people in the developing world by:

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For over 50 years, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has grouped the world’s main donors, defining and monitoring global standards in key areas of development.

The Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) supports the DAC, contributing to developing better policies for better lives through transparent data on development finance, and improved development co-operation practices and policies.

The DAC supports the UN in ensuring the success of the Sustainable Development Goals and has played a role in forging major international development commitments, including the Millennium Development Goals and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.