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As OECD and the DAC celebrate 50th years of activity, it remains clear that aid – if indeed just one tool for achieving development goals – can serve as an important catalyst for progress. The DAC increasingly looks at aid within the context of the broader issues of development – such as conflict, investing in women and girls, building smarter partnerships and financing climate change – to ensure that it is delivered effectively, and
While New Zealand is a comparatively small donor, it boasts an internationally-recognised aid programme with specific understanding of the unique Pacific context.
The DAC has measured resource flows to developing countries since 1961. Special attention has been given to the official and concessional part of this flow, defined as “official development assistance” (ODA). The DAC first defined ODA in 1969, and tightened the definition in 1972. ODA is the key measure used in practically all aid targets and assessments of aid performance.
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Portugal will need to triple development assistance over the coming five years if it is to meet an EU target of giving 0.7% of gross national income (GNI) to aid by 2015.
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