The European Union is a major player in global development, co-ordinating coherent actions amongst its 27 member states and providing direct support to developing countries. Total net ODA by all 27 EU member states was USD 73.6 billion in 2011. Grants by EU institutions totalled USD 12.6 billion.
Slovenia has put in place many of the important building blocks for its programme, including the legal foundations, a statement of priorities and a consolidated budget for ODA.
Major donors’ aid to developing countries fell by nearly 3% in 2011, breaking a long trend of annual increases. Disregarding years of exceptional debt relief, this was the first drop since 1997.
This publication outlines the 12 most important humanitarian lessons from the DAC peer reviews and profiles examples of good donor behaviour.
International Support to Post-Conflict Transition: Rethinking Policy, Changing Practice presents clear policy recommendations for better practice in order to improve the speed, flexibility, predictability and risk management of international support during post-conflict transition.
This Review assesses Kazakhstan's ability to comply with the principles of liberalisation, transparency and non-discrimination and to bring its investment policy closer to recognised international standards such as the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises.&l
Information on the current work programme of the DAC Evaluation Network, including evaluation work on budget support, the implementation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, peacebuilding, multilateral effectiveness, governance, aid for trade and support to evaluation in Haiti, as well as tools for joint evaluation, impact evaluation, developing evaluation capacities and communicating evaluation findings.
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This note is produced in the framework of the OECD Horizontal Programme on Water (www.oecd.org/water). It presents data on external finance for water supply and sanitation in developing countries.
With more than two-thirds of the world’s poor living in rural areas, higher rural incomes are a pre-requisite for sustained poverty reduction and reduced hunger. This volume sets out a strategy for raising rural incomes which emphasises the creation of diversified rural economies with opportunities within and outside agriculture. Agricultural policies need to be integrated within an overall mix of policies and institutional reforms that facilitate, rather than impede, structural change. By investing in public goods, such as infrastructure and agricultural research, and by building effective social safety nets, governments can limit the role of less efficient policies such as price controls and input subsidies.