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Update on The evaluation of the implementation of the Paris Declaration 2 October 2009
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This issue of DACnews zeroes in on two important areas of attention for the development community: conflict and dialogue. It takes a look at how the reality of conflict impinges on development, and vice versa. It also focuses on the growing complexity of the development landscape, and how increasing dialogue is helping to build a road on common ground.
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Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation provides essential information and advice on how to facilitate the integration of adaptation into development processes.
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The survey comprised 4 topics: policy, financial authority, staffing and roles and systems. Nineteen DAC members responded and the main findings are presented in the document with a summary of each member’s survey results in the Annex 1.
This Policy Guidance is intended to provide policy makers and practitioners in development co-operation agencies with information and advice on how to mainstream climate change into development.
The report invites donors to support more fully developing country’s employment objectives and to pay more attention to the employment consequences of their aid expenditures.
The first of its kind to give fragile states a voice, the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding defines realistic objectives, sets the agenda for international support and helps ensure that aid to fragile states meets specific needs.
The Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations – or Fragile States Principles – reflect a growing consensus that fragile states require responses that are different from those needed in better performing countries.
Sweden spent USD 4.73 billion on overseas development assistance (ODA) in 2008. This amounted to 0.98% of its gross national income (GNI) and made Sweden the most generous of all DAC donor countries as a proportion of its national income. This is particularly laudable in a time of global recession. Its 2009 EU presidency offers an important opportunity to shore up support within the international community for development
Switzerland’s aid volume was USD 2.02 billion in 2008, an increase of more than 6% over the previous year, and a total of 0.42% of its gross national income (GNI). In 2008 it had already surpassed its Monterrey commitment to contribute 0.4% of its GNI to ODA by 2010. Switzerland should adopt a 0.5% target for its aid, keeping in mind the 0.7% UN target. At the request of parliament, the Federal Council has evaluated options for a