Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)


  • The 2016 Development Co-operation Report now available

    The Sustainable Development Goals as Business Opportunities examines the potential contribution of the private sector to achieving the SDGs, in particular through social impact investment, blended finance and foreign direct investment. It highlights the importance of responsible business conduct and outlines the challenges in measuring the mobilisation effect of public finance on promoting private investment to achieve the SDGs.

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  • DACnews June 2016

    Many discussions around development today feature the rapidly changing nature of things. While these changes are very real, much can still be learned from decades of experience. Gathering lessons in development co-operation—for example through peer learning or evaluations—can lay the foundations for success, enabling development practitioners and policy makers to move ahead quickly and efficiently.

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  • Public consultation on TOSSD Compendium

    The OECD is developing a proposal for the new international statistical measurement framework with the working title “total official support for sustainable development” (TOSSD). The measure will facilitate the monitoring resources supporting the SDGs. Comments are welcome!

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The DAC: Enabling effective development

Through inclusive partnerships for development, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) helps ensure better lives for people in the developing world by:

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For over 50 years, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has grouped the world’s main donors, defining and monitoring global standards in key areas of development.

The Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) supports the DAC, contributing to developing better policies for better lives through transparent data on development finance, and improved development co-operation practices and policies.

The DAC supports the UN in ensuring the success of the Sustainable Development Goals and has played a role in forging major international development commitments, including the Millennium Development Goals and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.