09/06/2006 - The OECD Development Assistance Committee welcomed the United Kingdom’s commitment to the Millennium Development Goals and its effort to increase development aid to 0.7% of Gross National Income by 2013.
The Committee recognised the effectiveness of the United Kingdom’s aid model, including a legislative mandate which clearly defines the mission of its development co-operation and a unified programme under a Cabinet Minister. The Committee made several recommendations to assist the U.K. as it increases aid volume, works more in fragile states, and better assesses the impact of its development efforts.
The Development Assistance Committee, which groups major aid donors that are members of the OECD, issued its Main Findings and Recommendations on the United Kingdom’s aid policies and programmes as part of a series of examinations of member aid policies and programmes. The Peer Review, led by Italy and the United States, took place on 31 May 2006. The British delegation attending the review meeting was headed by Sir Suma Chakrabarti, Department for International Development Permanent Secretary.