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Japan’s aid guided by clear vision and priorities but should focus on countries and people most in need, according to the 2014 OECD/DAC peer review of Japan.
In a new Peer Review of Switzerland, the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) welcomed the country’s progress in channelling more resources into fighting poverty and sharpening its development policies in line with the DAC’s 2009 recommendations.
Switzerland provided USD 3 billion in official development assistance (ODA) in 2012, or 0.45% of its gross national income (GNI), in line with its goal to reach 0.5% of GNI by 2015.
Norway gave USD 4.8 billion in official development assistance (ODA) last year, or 0.93 percent of its gross national income (GNI).
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.
On October 22, Poland became the fourth OECD member to join the DAC in 2013. Over the last few years, Poland has made considerable progress in structuring its development co-operation system. It now has a legal and strategic framework, as well as an institutional structure for providing development co-operation.
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.
Sweden delivered USD 5.24 billion in official development assistance (ODA) last year, or 0.99% of its gross national income (GNI). It is the second most generous member of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), which groups the world’s major donors, when ODA is measured on a GNI basis.
Sweden is a generous aid donor that has put development at the heart of its foreign policy.
It is both impressive and inspiring to see how far Slovakia has come. Prior to 2004, the Slovak Republic was eligible to receive development assistance, now, in less than a decade; it is becoming a provider of development co-operation, said OECD Secretary-General.