Direction de la coopération pour le développement

DAC Instruments and Standards


DAC Recommendation on Good Pledging Practice

The Recommendation encourages Adherents to introduce and maintain within their existing governance structures for policy coherence, a clear and integrated framework to promote policy coherence for development and translate political commitment on policy coherence for development into practice; and work towards assessment of the impacts that domestic policies may have on wider development efforts.


DAC Recommendation on Untying Official Development Assistance to the Least Development Countries and Highly Indebted Poor Countries

This Recommendation invites DAC members to untie their bilateral official development assistance to the Least Developed Countries as a means to foster co-ordinated, efficient and effective partnerships with developing countries; strengthen the ownership and responsibility of partner countries in the development process; demonstrate responsiveness to the requests from partner countries and others to increase the use of untied aid in order to promote aid effectiveness; and contribute to broader efforts with partner countries to promote their integration into the global economy.

2001      2007 Update

DAC Recommendation on the Terms and Conditions of Aid

The Recommendation invites DAC members to extend their ODA commitments with an average annual grant element of at least 86% overall.


Recommendation of the Council for Development Co-operation Actors on Managing the Risk of Corruption

Adherents should set up or revise their system to manage risks of and respond to actual instances of corrupt practices in development co-operation.



Recommendation of the Council on Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas

Recommendation on operations in sourcing minerals from conflict-affected or high-risk areas with the aim of ensuring that they respect human rights, avoid contributing to conflict and successfully contribute to sustainable, equitable and effective development.

2016 update


OECD DAC Blended Finance Principles for Unlocking Commercial Finance for the Sustainable Development Goals

A five-point checklist to ensure blended finance meets accepted quality standards and achieves impact.



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