OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: United Kingdom 2020
The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts reviews of the individual
development co‑operation efforts of DAC members once every five to six years. DAC
peer reviews critically examine the overall performance of a given member, not just
that of its development co‑operation agency, covering its policy, programmes and systems.
They take an integrated, system‑wide perspective on the development co‑operation activities
of the member under review and its approach to fragility, crisis and humanitarian
assistance. The United Kingdom uses its global standing and convening power to promote
an evidence-based approach to stability, inclusion and prosperity and continues to
provide 0.7% of its national income as Official Development Assistance (ODA). The
depth and breadth of its expertise, combined with flexible funding instruments and
strong country presence, allow the United Kingdom to focus these ODA resources on
developing country needs, while protecting its own longer-term national interests.
Articulating a clear and comprehensive whole-of-government vision for its support
to international development would allow the United Kingdom to reinforce its policy
priorities and engage the public. Further measures to build effective partnerships
and institutional capacity in developing countries would allow the United Kingdom
to build ownership of development processes and contribute to lasting change.
Published on November 12, 2020
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