Official Development Assistance (ODA) is rising, but only slowly. In 2007, the DAC members’ total net ODA was USD 103.5 billion, representing a real increase of 2% over 2006. This iswell below the rate of growth needed to meet the commitments made by DAC donor countries.
This series concentrates on the effort by both donor and recipient countries of realising their Paris Declaration commitments.
Donors should honour their aid for trade pledges to developing countries despite the economic crisis, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría as he opened the OECD Policy Dialogue on Aid for Trade, held in Paris on 3 November 2008.
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This note helps donors to decide whether a particular expenditure qualifies as official development assistance (ODA). It supplements the DAC Statistical Reporting Directives.
Los resúmenes temáticos de la red GENDERNET exploran la igualdad de género, el empoderamiento de las mujeres y la cooperatiòn por el desarollo.
UNA GUÍA PRÁCTICA PARA El ANÁLISIS EX ANTE DEL IMPACTO EN LA POBREZA
In the midst of this financial crisis of global proportions, development aid budgets will be one of the areas of public spending under pressure as donor countries face up to the fiscal effort needed to restore the financial system. Despite these difficult circumstances, we must keep protecting and strengthening our development commitments, according to Mr. Gurría.
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Statistics presented in this note relate to Official Development Assistance (ODA) for health.
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The grant element reflects the financial terms of a transaction: interest rate, maturity and grace period. Only loans with a grant element above 25% qualify as ODA/OA. The attached document includes the grant element formula and examples.