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  • 6-November-2012

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    Finland - DAC Peer Review of Development Co-operation, 2012

    Finland is making efforts to improve its development co-operation, sharpening the focus of its efforts and emphasising the importance of human rights. Finland increased its aid by 35% to just over USD 1.4 billion (0.52% of its GDP) during the 2006 – 2011 period.

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  • 19-June-2012

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    Canada’s development aid: focused and effective but should be more generous and efficient

    The strengths of Canada’s development co-operation include its well-respected field presence in its partner countries and its good track record as a constructive partner within the development co-operation and humanitarian communities.

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  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 24-April-2012

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    European Union - DAC Peer Review of Development Co-operation, 2012

    The European Union is a major player in global development, co-ordinating coherent actions amongst its 27 member states and providing direct support to developing countries. Total net ODA by all 27 EU member states was USD 73.6 billion in 2011. Grants by EU institutions totalled USD 12.6 billion.

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  • 24-April-2012

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    EU development co-operation: improving but still cumbersome

    The European Union is a major player in global development, co-ordinating coherent actions amongst its 27 member states and providing direct support to developing countries.

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  • 18-April-2012

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  • 23-March-2012

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    Towards Better Humanitarian Donorship

    This publication outlines the 12 most important humanitarian lessons from the DAC peer reviews and profiles examples of good donor behaviour.

  • 26-January-2012

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  • 9-January-2012

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    Spain’s development aid much improved, but still needs more focus

    Though the economic crisis has forced Spain to cut public spending in the past year, including to development co-operation, its aid has almost doubled since 2003. Spain still has plans to meet the international target of committing 0.7% of its gross national income to development aid.

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