Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Iceland 2017

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Published on June 19, 2017

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This review assesses the performance of Iceland, including looking at how Iceland works in its three partner countries and on key priority issues such as gender, health, education and renewable energy.

Iceland joined the Development Assistance Committee in 2013. This is its first peer review.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Conducting the peer review
Iceland's aid at a glance
Context of the peer review of Iceland
The DAC's main findings and recommendations
Towards a comprehensive Icelandic development effort
Iceland's vision and policies for development co-operation
Allocating Iceland's official development assistance
Managing Iceland's development co-operation
Iceland's development co-operation delivery and partnerships
Results management and accountability of Iceland's development co-operation
Iceland's humanitarian assistance
Annexes3 chapters available
OECD/DAC standard suite of tables
Organisational structure
Perspectives from Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda on Icelandic development co-operation
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The DAC's main findings and recommendations available in English French


Iceland has influence beyond its size in global development, says OECD

Iceland stands out among donors for its commitment to supporting the poorest countries and using its expertise in areas like renewable energy, land restoration, fisheries and gender equality for aid programmes that advance global goals, according to a new OECD Review.

The first DAC Peer Review of Iceland finds Iceland to be an active, flexible and transparent partner whose development efforts benefit from good aid management and a prioritisation of resources. Iceland should now focus its limited resources on ensuring tangible results across all development programmes. As Iceland’s economy continues to recover, Iceland should also use its five-year budgetary framework to increase its official development assistance (ODA) in real terms and revive its ambitions to work towards the 0.7% goal. 

Read the full press release in English | French 


About this review

Iceland's peer review history

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