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Luxembourg allocated 0.97% of its gross national income, or USD 413 million, to official development assistance in 2011.“Luxembourg is the Development Assistance Committee’ s third most generous donor as a portion of its economy – after Sweden and Norway – and it has a high quality programme” says Brian Atwood, Chair of the DAC. “We commend Luxembourg’s commitment to keeping its ODA at 1% of GNI until 2014”.
An aid recipient less than two decades ago, Korea is now a donor and sharing its experience of how to use development co-operation as a catalyst to promote long-term sustainable growth in other countries.
The OECD’s review of Luxembourg’s development policies and programmes notes the country’s strong stand on reducing poverty, humanitarian assistance and its effective work with 9 developing country partners.
The OECD Policy Dialogue on Aid for Trade took place on 16 & 17 January 2013. The dialogue welcomed high-level participants, including OECD Secretary General Gurria, WTO Director General Pascal Lamy and EU Commissioner for Trade Karel de Gucht. Consult the agenda at www.oecd.org/dac/aidfortrade/aidfortradepolicydialogue2013.htm
Conference Papers for the OECD Policy Dialogue on Aid for Trade
The set of principles for effective aid is rooted in continuous efforts to improve the delivery of aid, marked by three notable events: the High Level Fora on Aid Effectiveness in Rome, Paris and Accra in 2003, 2005 and 2008, respectively.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría opens the OECD Global Forum on Agriculture 2012 held in Paris.
- Agricultural policies and support
Noted actors in development share their views on what progress has been made from the past 50 years, the remaining challenges and the way toward a more efficient future in development.
Latin American governments must act now to strengthen growth and development and counter these risks, according to the 2013 Latin American Economic Outlook, jointly produced by the OECD Development Centre and ECLAC.
The OECD Development Centre is co-organising, with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, a seminar on "Measuring progress towards gender equality: where do we stand?" in Stockholm, Sweden.
Finland is making efforts to improve its development co-operation, sharpening the focus of its efforts and emphasising the importance of human rights.