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  • 7-June-2012

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    Recent Speeches by the DAC Chair: The Euro zone crisis and its impact on ODA

    The global economic outlook remains challenging. We are in a period of adjustment and high uncertainty. OECD projections are for weak growth in the near term followed by gradual recovery during this and next year. But if we are not able to properly deal with the Euro crisis, we risk the return of the global recession and an economic shock that could have a major impact on international financial markets.

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  • 6-June-2012

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    Country programmable aid (CPA): Frequently asked questions

    What is Country programmable aid (CPA) and why is it important? The answer to this and other frequently asked questions about country programmable aid can be found on this webpage.

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  • 1-June-2012

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    Supporting Partners to Develop their Capacity - Twelve Lessons from DAC Peer Reviews

    Over the period 2006 to 2010 capacity development was treated as a special topic in a total of 19 peer reviews in recognition of its increasing importance in development co-operation. In addition, how DAC members work to support capacity development in their partner countries has been discussed in many other peer reviews under the heading of aid effectiveness. This booklet draws out some common themes or lessons regarding capacity development from these peer reviews, including technical co-operation which is one of the main forms of DAC members’ assistance to partner countries. The lessons are focused on how DAC members can reform their technical co-operation and other practices to better support partners to develop their own capacity. The booklet includes examples of DAC members’ practices and experiences, and sketches out the challenges donors still face as they move towards better support for capacity development. 

  • 1-June-2012

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    Partnering with Civil Society - Twelve Lessons from DAC Peer Reviews

    This report is about partnerships between DAC members and civil society organisations (CSOs) which can serve many purposes. These include supporting the vital role that CSOs play in enabling people to claim their rights, in promoting rights-based approaches, in shaping development policies and partnerships and in overseeing their implementation, in providing services in areas that are complementary to those provided by states and in contributing to and raising public awareness
    about global development challenges and results.

  • 31-May-2012

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    Technical Guide to terms and data in the Creditor Reporting System (CRS) Aid Activities database

    Presentation of the basic concepts of the Aid Activity database, advice on statistical methods and terminology, practical guidance for data search – the User’s Guide explains what data are available and what they can be used for.

  • 25-May-2012

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    Technical Guide to the DAC Statistics database

    This User's Guide provides an introduction to DAC Statistics, a section on where to find the information you are looking for, a description of the datasets, and an example on how to run a query.

  • 10-May-2012

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    The Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness in Africa 2012 - Promise and Performance

    The Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness is an exercise in mutual accountability undertaken jointly by the UNECA and the OECD following a request of NEPAD Heads of State and Government in 2003. Its purpose is to assess what has been done by Africa and its development partners to deliver commitments in relation to the continent’s development, what results have been achieved, and what the key future priorities are. It complements the self-assessments produced by each side to the partnership and looks at commitments made by political leaders collectively, rather than national governments individually. In doing so, it attempts to look at overall performance, recognizing however, that within this there is a large degree of variation and diversity between countries.

    This is the fifth edition of the MRDE report, following the publication of earlier editions in 2005; 2009; 2010 and 2011. The 2012 report follows the same structure as previous reports and is accordingly organized around four broad policy areas: sustainable economic growth, investing in people, good governance, and financing for development.

  • 26-April-2012

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    The Vital Contribution of Transparency to Development Effectiveness - DAC Chair, J. Brian Atwood, London 25 April 2012

    In the context of the new Global Partnership for Development, on 25 April Development Initiatives organized a roundtable with DAC Chair J. Brian Atwood to set out his vision for transparency and discuss political and practical opportunities for the post-2015 development agenda. Mr. Atwood provided his assessment of progress by the post-Busan Implementation Group and discussed:1) the case for transparency in terms of the behavioural

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  • 26-April-2012

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    DACnews April 2012 - Delivering the results we need

    As experts and policy makers increasingly focus their attention on rethinking the role of aid in development, the effects of the crisis are manifesting themselves in donor budgets. Important challenges ahead – such as the sustainable development issues that will be debated in Rio de Janeiro in June – call for ever better, more robust and innovative approaches. Important lessons and experience in sectors such as health, for example,

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  • 25-April-2012

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    Recent Speeches by the DAC Chair: The vital contribution of transparency to development effectiveness

    I am delivering these remarks here in London to acknowledge the role that UK-AID and the Department for International Development under the leadership of Secretary of State Andrew Mitchell have played in helping to create and promote the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standards. London has become the epicenter of the movement to promote the benefits of full transparency.

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