Norway committed USD 3.7 billion to development assistance in 2007, a substantial increase over the previous year. It now gives the world’s highest level of official development assistance as a percentage of gross national income (0.95%).
France is one of the international community’s key players in development co-operation. French Official Development Assistance was USD 9.94 billion in 2007, ranking France third among DAC member countries.
The DAC invites France to pursue its efforts undertaken since 2004 to enhance the impact of its aid and the efficiency of its system, and to plan for the resources that will be needed to honour the European commitment of achieving 0.51% of GNI by 2010 and 0.7% by 2015.
The 2007 peer review shows Finland to be a committed development co-operation actor that works closely with the EU, the Nordic and other like-minded countries and generally adheres to international best practice. Finland has clearly defined priorities confirmed in the new development policy with an increased focus on environment and climate change, crisis prevention and support for peace processes. It is also a keen proponent of
This year’s peer review of Canada’s development co-operation programme highlights Canada’s renewed commitment to Africa; a promising approach toward fragile states, such as Haiti and Afghanistan; initiatives to make Canadian aid more effective, focusing on accountability and explaining results to the Canadian public and parliament; and strong commitment to good humanitarian donorship (GHD). Canada still faces some challenges,
The European Commission, on behalf of the EC, disbursed some USD 10 billion in official development assistance (ODA) in 2006, making it the sixth largest donor amongst the members of the OECD's Development Assistance Commitee (DAC).
The Czech Republic has become the first donor outside the membership of the OECD Development Assistance Committee to complete a review on its development co-operation programme.
Accompanied by specific examples of donor practices, this book proposes 12 lessons that can help practitioners understand and implement measures that are critical to managing and delivering development assistance effectively.
The main objective of Peer Reviews is to encourage positive change, support mutual learning and raise the overall effectiveness of aid throughout the donor community. Often this goal is attained.
The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) commended Sweden for making poverty reduction in developing countries a focus across the full range of government departments.