Publications & Documents


  • 16-April-2014

    English

    Introduction to Official Development Assistance (ODA)

    An introduction to aid (Official Development Assistance - ODA) giving a definition of ODA, show how it fits with other forms of finance for development plus interactive charts showing donors and recipients plus the history of ODA targets and long term trends.

  • 15-April-2014

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    Responsible Business Conduct: From good intentions to sustainable development

    The private sector creates jobs, provides goods and services, generates income and profits, and contributes to public revenues. Companies have the ability to profoundly impact poverty reduction and sustainable development in countries in which they operate, including in areas such as energy and climate, water, agriculture and food production, gender equality and financial integrity.

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  • 15-April-2014

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    Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría joined President Peña Nieto to open the High-Level Meeting with broad support for sustained global efforts in how effective development co-operation can lead to a stronger fight against poverty both now and in the post-2015 landscape.

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  • 14-April-2014

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    Development Centre Newsletter - April 2014

    Development Week 2014 / OECD Southeast Asia Regional Forum / China’s new development model will gradually impact emerging economies

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  • 14-April-2014

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    Rethinking development aid

    The OECD is working to devise a new, broader measure of official support for development to reflect big changes since the concept of ODA -- or official development assistance -- was devised. Private capital flows are now much bigger than traditional aid and there has been a geographical shift in where the world's poorest people live.

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  • 12-April-2014

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    Written Statement for the Development Committee, by Angel Gurría and Erik Solheim

    The international community is set to transition into a critical new phase in its fight against poverty. Providers of development co-operation must maintain their commitments on the quantity and quality of the resources they provide, and they must help developing countries mobilise more domestic resources.

  • 11-April-2014

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    Italy increases aid contributions but should address working practices, OECD says

    Italy has raised its foreign aid contributions and its future targets, reversing a trend of falling development assistance, and now needs to improve the way it manages its development programmes, according to a new OECD review.

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  • 9-April-2014

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    Aid to the Energy Generation and Supply sector

    The DAC defines aid to Energy generation and supply as including energy sector policy, planning and programmes, and aid to power generation of both renewable and non-renewable sources.

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  • 8-April-2014

    English

    More on sharing evaluation plans and facilitating joint evaluations

    More on the Network's current work on sharing evaluation plans and facilitating joint evaluations

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  • 8-April-2014

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    Aid to developing countries rebounds in 2013 to reach an all-time high

    Development aid rose by 6.1% in real terms in 2013 to reach the highest level ever recorded, despite continued pressure on budgets in OECD countries since the global economic crisis. Donors provided a total of USD 134.8 billion in net official development assistance (ODA), marking a rebound after two years of falling volumes, as a number of governments stepped up their spending on foreign aid.

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