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Germany has been one of the world’s largest bilateral donors for the past two decades, but it spent only 0.35% of its national income on official development assistance ODA) in 2009.
Belgium’s development co-operation has gained new momentum over the last two years, driven by international commitments and a process of self-reflection
Japan’s net official development assistance (ODA) was USD 9.3 billion in 2002, making it the world’s second largest donor. Japan was the largest aid donor for almost a decade, from 1992 to 2001, until economic pressures led the government to reduce the size of its ODA
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría lamented the recent death of the distinguished British economist Angus Maddison, who held a number of senior posts at the OECD and its fore-runner, the Organisation for European Economic Cooperation, between 1953 and 1978.
At an international panel discussion on Haïti, the OECD Secretary General, A. Gurría said that "we have a great responsibility, in line with international commitments, to make our aid more effective and the multiple facets of our engagement more coherent, with greater impact".
The key tables on development comprise aid and gender statistics. These include official development assistance (ODA), private flows, other official flows (OOF) and gender equality statistics. Historical data usually refer to the latest eight time periods.
Aid to developing countries in 2010 will reach record levels in dollar terms after increasing by 35 per cent since 2004. But it will still be less than the world’s major aid donors promised five years ago at the Gleneagles and Millennium + 5 summits.
OECD has just reviewed the 2010 aid budgets of the world’s major donors - member countries of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).
From the Monterrey Financing for Development Conference in 2002, to the Gleneagles G8 Summit and the UN Millennium +5 Summit in 2005, donors committed to increase their aid to developing countries, and to Africa in particular
The Secretary-General Angel Gurría and a team of OECD experts were in Copenhagen at the UN Summit on Climate Change (7-18 December 2009) to share analysis and policy advice.