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"The development landscape has changed radically since the DAC was created: new players and new challenges continue to emerge, and the rules of the game are - by necessity - shifting. In 2008, we saw how in a matter of weeks, established international governance structures - both formal and informal - were shaken profoundly, provoking deep-rooted and lasting change."
- Eckhard Deutscher, OECD DAC Chair
Content by chapters
Chapter 1: Globalisation: A Shifting Context for Development Policy
In this chapter the DAC Chair takes a look at the new environment for development assistance, calling for heightened collective action. He builds upon the urgent call made at the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness for the development community to make clear and immediate improvements in co-operation instruments.
Chapter 2: How Fragmented Is Aid?
This chapter examines the extent to which aid is fragmented or concentrated. Flows are analysed using an innovative new aid measure, country programmable aid (CPA). As well as looking at the scale of the problem, it looks at some approaches to reducing aid fragmentation through a more effective "division of labour" among donor countries.
Chapter 3: How Predictable Is Aid?
The findings of the recent DAC Survey of Aid Allocation Policies and Indicative Forward Spending Plans offer a perspective on future aid flows that will help to identify gaps and opportunities in individual developing countries. The Survey tracks overall trends in aid since 2005, combining them with donors' planning figures to project aid to 2010.
Chapter 4: What the Reports Are Saying
More than three years after its adoption, is the implentation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness living up to expectations? This chapter presents some answers to this question. It shows that there is substantial evidence that progress on putting the Paris Declaration into actio is being made, but not quickly enough. Donors and partner countries need to gear up their efforts if they are to meet international commitments and targets for effective aid by 2010.
Chapter 5: The Bigger Picture - The Paris Declaration and Broader Development Goals
The Paris Declaration is increasingly evidencing new ways to make the link between development policy and gender equality, human rights and environmental sustainability. Drawing on case studies from a number of countries, this chapter introduces five useful lessons on how the Paris Declaration can be applied in this way.
Chapter 6: Efforts and Policies of Bilateral Donors
This chapter provides a short introduction to the aid programmes and performance of each DAC member and also covers other OECD donors for which comparable reporting exists. Four DAC member countries were peer reviewed in 2008: Australia, France, Norway and Luxembourg.
News Releases and other analysis
How to obtain this publication
OECD Journal on Development: 2007 Development Co-operation Report
OECD Journal on Development: 2006 Development Co-operation Report
OECD Journal on Development: 2005 Development Co-operation Report
The DAC Journal: 2004 Development Co-operation Report
The DAC Journal: 2003 Development Co-operation Report