News Release

  • 5-July-2013


    France - a good donor but must ensure that poor countries get the aid they need

    France’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) was USD 12.1 billion in 2012, making it the 4th largest member of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee in terms of the volume of aid. However, this represents 0.46% of French Gross National Income (GNI) – below France’s international commitment. The review recommends that France plan to reach the 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio as soon as possible.

  • 4-July-2013

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    Vacancy Announcement: Evaluation Consultant, UNESCO HQ, Paris, France

    Vacancy Announcement: Evaluation Consultant, UNESCO HQ, Paris, France Job Title: Evaluation consultant (mid-level, temporary) Office: UNESCO Internal Oversight Service, Evaluation Section, Paris, France Duration of assignment: 6 months (with a possibility of extension for another 3 months) Start of assignment: 2 September 2013

  • 6-June-2013


    Green Growth should be at the heart of development policies, new OECD report says

    With 7 billion people in the world today and 9 billion by 2050, we must invest in development that will meet the growing demands for food, water and energy. The new OECD publication Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development suggests that these investments could define a path for inclusive growth and sustainable development by focusing on people’s needs and prospects while respecting the environment.

  • 24-May-2013


    Natural resources can fuel Africa’s economic transformation

    Africa’s agricultural, mining and energy resources could boost the continent’s economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development, according to the African Economic Outlook 2013

  • 15-May-2013


    The OECD welcomes the Czech Republic to the Development Assistance Committee

    The Czech Republic is now the 26th member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

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  • 6-May-2013


    Australia: Can deliver a growing aid budget effectively and efficiently

    Australia delivered USD 5.44 billion in official development assistance (ODA) last year, or 0.36% of its gross national income. It is the eighth most generous country in the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), which groups the world’s major donors. Australia’s goal is to reach 0.5% of GNI by 2017 – a goal the DAC encourages it to follow through on, given its good track record and relatively strong economy.

  • 3-April-2013


    Aid to poor countries slips further as governments tighten budgets

    Development aid fell by 4% in real terms in 2012, following a 2% fall in 2011. The continuing financial crisis and euro zone turmoil has led several governments to tighten their budgets, which has had a direct impact on aid to poor countries. There is also a noticeable shift in aid away from the poorest countries and towards middle-income countries. A moderate recovery in aid levels is expected in 2013.

  • 29-January-2013


    Korea: a growing influence in the field of development co-operation

    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.

  • 6-December-2012


    Ministers pledge to finance effective development

    Development ministers from OECD and emerging economies met in London 4 - 5 December for the High Level Meeting of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee(DAC).

  • 3-December-2012


    Luxembourg: a generous aid donor

    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”.

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