We promote coordinated, innovative international action to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries and improve their financing. Supporting the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), we help set international principles and standards for development co-operation, and monitor how donors deliver on their commitments. Drawing upon the whole OECD expertise, we support members and partners with our data, analysis and guidance.
27 October - 12 November, 2021
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5 October 2021
The Development Assistance Committee held its first meeting on October 5th, 1961. Sixty years later, we asked leading figures in global development co-operation to share their views on its achievements, and the work ahead.
Paris, 1 Sep 2021
Learning and adaptation are key features of Denmark’s development co-operation.
Paris, 6 July 2021
The first international standard for donors to maximise the contribution of civil society to the 2030 Agenda.
Paris, 1 July 2021
How to implement DAC standards? What are the benefits? Our new online resource provides all the answers, based on real-life examples.
Tackling coronavirus (COVID-19)
For 60 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.
Our work supports the United Nations and its agencies in implementing the SDGs and other international commitments such as the Paris Agreement, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda or the Rio Conventions.