Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC Senior Level Meeting 2013


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Tweetchat on release of ODA figures

At 11am on 3 April 2013, DAC Chair Erik Solheim will host a tweetchat on the release of the latest ODA figures.

Senior representatiSLM2013 OECD conference centreves will meet in Paris on 3-4 April 2013 to discuss financing for development; development co-operation and illicit financial flows; and supporting green growth and sustainable development in developing countries.

Participants in the SLM will also discuss the Global Partnership on Effective Development Co-operation, and in particular, the role of the DAC as a major contributor to this high-priority endeavour to support countries as they take charge of their development trajectories.

The SLM will be held back-to-back with the Global Forum on Development (4-5 April), which will cover highly complementary issues under the general theme of “Innovative Approaches to Poverty Reduction, Social Cohesion and Progress in the Post-2015 World” (website; follow at #oecdgfd).



Initial roadmap for improved DAC measurement and monitoring of external development finance

This initial roadmap describes work to be undertaken to implement the two-year mandate on elaborating a proposal for a new measure of total official support for development provided by the DAC at its December 2012 High Level Meeting. It is meant as a “living” document, to be regularly updated following members’ input, and used to keep track of progress.

The initial roadmap examines how the DAC’s work on a new measure of total official support for development could link up with the upcoming discussions within the UN on financing post-2015 goals, as well as within the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation. It reviews current strands of relevant DAC Secretariat and wider OECD work that could contribute to the mandate's implementation and suggests additional analytical work. It also presents elements for an outreach and communications strategy and for project oversight and guidance are presented. It finishes with timeline of proposed activities for members’ consideration.


  • What should new measures of total official support for development include?
  • How should we monitor the financing of global public goods or policies (e.g. adaptation and mitigation of climate change; preventing contagious diseases; an open and fair global trading system), which will be addressed in the context of the post-2015 discussion?

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Issue Paper: Measuring OECD responses to illicit financial flows

This Issue Paper identifies the main areas of weakness and potential areas for action combat money-laundering, tax evasion, foreign bribery, and to identify, freeze and return stolen assets. It also looks at the role of development agencies and finds that the potential returns to developing countries from using ODA on issues like combating tax evasion or asset recovery are significant. Finally, it identifies some opportunities for a scaled-up role for development agencies


  • Are the areas identified as potential avenues for an enhanced donor engagement on this agenda the right ones? Are there any missing avenues of action not identified in the Report?
  • How can DAC members encourage action and increased attention to these issued by the relevant institutions in their own countries?
  • In implementing some of the recommendations of this Report, what do members see as the next steps for the DAC?

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Issue Paper: Putting green growth at the heart of development

Serving as a companion piece to the OECD Green Growth Strategy, the Report argues that green growth is the only way to achieve sustainable development and combat global poverty over the long term. The Report responds to developing country concerns about the technical challenges arising from early efforts to “go green”. It documents a wealth of practical examples from these countries to examine the costs and benefits of policy choices at the national level. Finally, the forthcoming Report will highlight a twin-track agenda to guide national and international action on green growth and development policy. 


  • What are the priorities for developing countries in the pursuit of green growth, sustainability and poverty reduction? How can development co-operation best support those priorities?
  • What development co-operation experience exists with the use of innovative financial mechanisms to promote green growth? How can development co-operation support the domestic policy reforms needed to mobilise resources for green growth?
  • How might the development co-operation community draw on this experience, in the lead up to the renewal of development goals in 2015, to put green growth at the centre of the development agenda?

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Discussion with Owen Barder on development impact bonds

In the context of the SLM, Owen Barder, Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development and co-chair of the DIB Working Group, will speak with DAC delegates about the new Development Impact Bond approach to development finance.

Social Impact Bonds have recently been piloted in countries such as the UK and the US as a funding mechanism that shifts incentives and accountability to results, transfers performance risk to the private sector, and increases efficiency in program implementation. The Center for Global Development and Social Finance UK are exploring the application of this model to development programs, an approach known as Development Impact Bonds (DIBs). .



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