At its meeting on 3 December 2013, the DAC invited Slovenia to join the Committee. Slovenia accepted this invitation the same day in a letter addressed to the OECD Secretary General, in which it pledged to fulfil the obligations of DAC membership.
The OECD Development Cooperation Directorate is taking a fresh look at the results agenda in an effort to help advance results management among DAC members. As part of its work programme, it is conducting a review of development agency practice in results management including support to results systems in partner countries, with the aim of clarifying good practice in these areas.
Poland joins the DAC following a period of steady growth of its official development assistance (ODA) which reached $438 million in 2012.
Peer reviews provide in-depth examinations of development systems and policies, including lessons learned, in all DAC member countries.
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Robust, independent evaluation of development programmes provides information about what works, what does not and why. This learning contributes to improving the development effectiveness of aid and helps hold donors and partner country governments accountable for results. As a platform for evaluation learning and co-ordination, the Evaluation Network develops shared norms and standards and facilitates our members' efforts towards joint work by encouraging them to share and co-ordinate their plans for future evaluations.
Each DAC member country is peer reviewed roughly every four years with two main aims: to help the country understand where it could improve its development strategy and structures so that it can increase the effectiveness of its investment; and to identify and share good practice in development policy and strategy. Led by examiners from two DAC member states, the process typically takes around six months to complete and culminates with the publication of the findings.