Australia is the eighth most generous donor in the OECD's Development Assistance Committee, delivering USD 5.44 billion in ODA last year, or 0.36% of its gross national income.
This day-long workshop will bring together the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) and the OECD DAC Network on Development Evaluation, along with other key actors and development finance institutions, to share experiences on evaluating private sector-oriented development co-operation.
Development aid fell by 4% in real terms in 2012, following a 2% fall in 2011. The continuing financial crisis and euro zone turmoil has led several governments to tighten their budgets, which has had a direct impact on aid to poor countries. There is also a noticeable shift in aid away from the poorest countries and towards middle-income countries. A moderate recovery in aid levels is expected in 2013.
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Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development, Summary for Policy makers
The OECD’s annual Global Development Forum will focus on ways to reduce poverty and promote social cohesion. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, with Olusengun Obasanjo, the former President of Nigeria, will open the Forum at 13:00 on Thursday 4 April. They will be joined by the Chair of the Development Assistance Committeee, Eric Solheim.
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The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has completed its Development Effectiveness Review of the Asian Development Bank.
Over the last decade, the Slovak Republic has established itself as a provider of development co operation. Slovakia more than tripled its volume of official development assistance (ODA) between 2004 and 2008.
Iceland's legal and policy framework bring together all of Iceland's development co-operation - bilateral, multilateral and humanitarian and is backed up by a strategy that has been adopted by the Parliament.
Tax revenues provide governments with funds to invest in development, relieve poverty, deliver public services and build the physical and social infrastructure for long-term growth. Moreover, there are mutually beneficial links between taxation and good governance. Tax and Development: Aid Modalities for Strengthening Tax Systems highlights how taxation can have a positive effect on the quality of governance and a government’s relationship with citizens and, in turn, how good governance can have a positive effect on compliance and revenue mobilisation.
How can international assistance providers, including OECD members, international and regional organisations, support the development of tax systems in developing countries? Tax and Development: Aid Modalities for Strengthening Tax Systems provides practical guidance for policy makers and practitioners based on the results of an extensive literature review, a survey of aid agency officials and six country case studies (Ghana, Guatemala, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, and Tanzania). It examines the aid instruments that donors use to assist developing countries including general and sector budget support, basket financing, stand-alone bilateral aid and funding South-South organisations. The strengths and weaknesses of each modality for supporting tax systems are identified, and some 50 recommendations to support the development of effective, efficient and growth-oriented tax systems in developing countries are provided.
Communicating the results of an evaluation is a critical step of the process. Effective communication helps ensure information reaches the target audience in a timely, useful way. The DAC Network on Development Evaluation works to support our members' communication activities and actively disseminates evaluation findings to support decision making and inform policy debates.