There have been important shifts in the international development landscape over recent years. A range of non-DAC providers of development co-operation - including emerging economies, private philanthropies, and sector-specific funds - have rapidly increased support to developing countries. To encourage co-ordination and understanding, the DAC issued a statement welcoming non-DAC partners to engage in a mutual learning dialogue.
» Read the full statement in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish
DAC Global Relations Strategy
The DAC issued a global relations strategy (November 2011) welcoming non-DAC countries and organisations to engage in a dialogue of mutual learning.
» Download the DAC Global Relations Strategy summary l full version in English / in French)
An open invitation to key partners
An open invitation is extended to OECD members who are not DAC members. Most already participate in the DAC's work on a daily basis.
» Consult a list of OECD members
» Consult a list of DAC members
Partners that have enhanced engagement with the OECD (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa) or that are acceding to OECD membership (Russia, Colombia and Latvia) are invited to the DAC's annual Senior- and High-Level Meetings.
Support to global dialogue initiatives
As part of our work on promoting partnerships for development we support global dialogue initiatives, including
- The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding: since 2008, it has worked to establish international objectives for peacebuilding and statebuilding in countries affected by conflict and fragility. The first such dialogue that gives fragile states a voice, it defines realistic objectives, sets the agenda for international support for peacebuilding and statebuilding, and helps ensure that the money that goes into fragile states meets specific needs.
- OECD Global Forum on Development: Focus on domestic resource mobilisation
Dialogue on specific countries
Dialogue with specific countries includes:
- Arab-DAC Dialogue: At their Joint Meeting with Arab Co-ordination Group Institutions in Kuwait City on 10 May 2009, Arab Coordination Group Institutions (AGCI) and members of the DAC agreed on an Action Plan for Stronger Partnership. Against the backdrop of historic political change in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and in the run-up to the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, the ACGI and the DAC met at the High-Level Partnership Dialogue in London on 4-5 July 2011. As a follow-up, a technical meeting on statistics was held in Kuwait on 12-13 October 2011, where the ACGI and the DAC agreed to collaborate to improve statistical reporting of aid flows from Arab donors.
Members of ACGI and the DAC met in Kuwait, on 29 January 2014, to identify concrete actions for more effective co-operation and partnership at the 2014 Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development, and then at the OECD in Paris on 26-27 January 2015 for the 2015 Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development where discussions focused on strengthening the means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the area of reducing trade and investment costs to promote private sector development and ensuring sustainable energy for all. The 2016 Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development, hosted by the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) in Vienna on 18 January 2016, focused on development finance and partnerships, and on thematic collaboration around energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa and on the role of the private sector in fragile and conflict affected states.
Dialogue on specific topics
Topical dialogue events have focused on:
We have also collected evidence on the common ground between the principles of different traditions of development co-operation. (pdf 386 kB)