Innovative financing for development refers to initiatives that aim to raise new funds for development, or optimise the use of traditional funding sources. They aim to narrow the gap between the resources needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, and the resources actually available.
In the context of the current global financial crisis, remittances represent an important source of finance for many developing countries, especially as they tend to rise during downturns in the receiving economy – unlike capital flows such as foreign direct investment, which tend to fall.
In parallel with ODA, export credits extended by official-export credit agencies also help finance large-scale projects in key sectors such as infrastructure, especially when they are perceived as economically viable.
Philanthropic foundations play an important role in sustainable development – not only in mobilising financial resources, but also as development actors in their own right. Philanthropy is often thought of as “the rich giving to the poor”, but a different way of looking at it is society investing in its future.
The DAC List of ODA Recipients: An information note on the revision of the DAC List.
Statistics on external development finance extended with the purpose of assisting developing countries in the implementation of the three Rio Conventions.
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Esta nota ayuda a los donantes a decidir si un determinado gasto cumple los criterios para ser Ayuda Oficial al Desarrollo (AOD) y, es complementaria a las Directivas de Información Estadística (Statistical Reporting Directives) del Comité de Ayuda al Desarrollo (CAD).
In collaboration with the Statistics and Development Finance Division of the DCD-OECD, ISDB has mapped its financial instruments to the OECD-DAC's reporting system.
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Summary charts tables covering aid (ODA) to the Agriculture and Rural Development sector focusing on main donors and recipients with detail covering 2006-7, 2008-9 and 2010-11 with a time series from 1975 to 2011.
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Addendum 3 to the DAC Converged Statistical Reporting Directives