Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)


  • The OECD and the Sustainable Development Goals

    In September this year world leaders adopted the most far-reaching international agreement ever on global development. The new agenda is achievable, but its universality makes it more complex, and reaching these goals requires an effective, functional and equal partnership for sustainable development. The OECD is working to help reach these goals in numerous ways.

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  • OECD on the road to COP21 - supporting climate action in development co-operation

    The OECD Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) supports climate action at the COP21 in Paris: see planned events, related publications and how DCD contributes to integrating climate action into development co-operation.

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  • DACnews November 2015

    This issue of DACnews reviews engagement by the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate across a wide range of climate-related themes and how this work helps to promote learning and knowledge sharing among key stakeholders. It also zeroes in on poverty and what will be needed to end it once and for all. And it takes a look at a new partnership to support inclusive growth and poverty alleviation.

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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.