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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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The global economic outlook remains challenging. We are in a period of adjustment and high uncertainty. OECD projections are for weak growth in the near term followed by gradual recovery during this and next year. But if we are not able to properly deal with the Euro crisis, we risk the return of the global recession and an economic shock that could have a major impact on international financial markets.
What is Country Programmable Aid (CPA) and why is it important? The answer to this and other frequently asked questions about country programmable aid can be found on this webpage.
Presentation of the basic concepts of the Aid Activity database, advice on statistical methods and terminology, practical guidance for data search – the User’s Guide explains what data are available and what they can be used for.
This User's Guide provides an introduction to DAC Statistics, a section on where to find the information you are looking for, a description of the datasets, and an example on how to run a query.
More than 200 multilateral agencies - such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the global funds - receive or serve as a channel for about one third of total ODA. Our work on multilateral aid provides a clearer picture of the multilateral system.
For developing countries, uncertainty about funding can stand in the way of longer-term reforms. For donors, lack of transparency makes it harder to harmonise efforts.To promote transparency, we conduct annual surveys of donors' spending plans for the following years.
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In the context of the new Global Partnership for Development, on 25 April Development Initiatives organized a roundtable with DAC Chair J. Brian Atwood to set out his vision for transparency and discuss political and practical opportunities for the post-2015 development agenda. Mr. Atwood provided his assessment of progress by the post-Busan Implementation Group and discussed:1) the case for transparency in terms of the behavioural
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As experts and policy makers increasingly focus their attention on rethinking the role of aid in development, the effects of the crisis are manifesting themselves in donor budgets. Important challenges ahead – such as the sustainable development issues that will be debated in Rio de Janeiro in June – call for ever better, more robust and innovative approaches. Important lessons and experience in sectors such as health, for example,
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I am delivering these remarks here in London to acknowledge the role that UK-AID and the Department for International Development under the leadership of Secretary of State Andrew Mitchell have played in helping to create and promote the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standards. London has become the epicenter of the movement to promote the benefits of full transparency.