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As we prepare for the Fourth High Level Forum in Busan, Korea (29 November-1 December), where partners will concentrate on new approaches to development, it is more and more evident that the context in which we are working is changing. Aid continues to rise to unprecedented levels, although estimates indicate that this trend will slow down considerably. The DAC is increasingly seeking new ways of working and learning, opening its
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Women’s economic empowerment is a prerequisite for sustainable development and for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. At the same time, it is also a right. Learn more in this issues paper.
In 2010, net official development assistance (ODA) flows from members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD reached USD 128.7 billion, representing an increase of +6.5 % over 2009. This is the highest real ODA level ever, surpassing even the volume provided in 2005 which was boosted by exceptional debt relief. Net ODA as a share of gross national income (GNI) was 0.32%, equal to 2005, and higher than any other
Aid flows from OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor countries totalled USD 129 billion in 2010, the highest level ever, and an increase of 6.5% over 2009. This represents about 0.32% of the combined gross national income (GNI) of DAC member countries.
From 1960 to the early 1990s, ODA flows from DAC member countries to developing countries rose steadily. By contrast, trends towards the long-standing commitment by donors to increase aid as a proportion of gross national income to 0.7% have quavered.
This year, for the first time, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) includes in its aid data grants made by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in global health.
OECD-DAC Secretariat simulation of DAC members’ net ODA volumes - an overview from 2004 to 2011.
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Tracking aid in support of climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries
The DAC Quality Standards for Development Evaluation provide a guide to good practice in development evaluation. They are intended to improve the quality of evaluation processes and products and to facilitate collaboration.
Trade promotes economic growth, alleviates poverty and helps countries reach their development goals. However, developing countries – in particular the least developed – face difficulties in making trade happen and turning trade into economic growth. The Aid for Trade Initiative – launched at the 2005 World Trade Organisation conference in Hong Kong – aims at helping these countries to take advantage of trade opportunities and to reap the benefits of their integration into the world economy. The Initiative has been a success: it has not only raised awareness among both donors and developing countries about the role of trade in development, but also helped secure increased resources.
Trade for Growth and Poverty Reduction: How Aid for Trade Can Help explains how Aid for Trade can foster economic growth and reduce poverty, and why it is an important instrument for a development strategy that actively supports poverty alleviation. Unlocking this potential requires carefully designed and sequenced trade reforms. While developing countries have many trade-related needs, but financial resources and political capital for reforms are limited, it is an important priority to tackle the most binding constraints to trade expansion. This report describes the diagnostic tools available, evaluates their strengths and weaknesses, and suggests a dynamic framework to guide the sequencing of reform and donor support.