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Development Co-operation Directorate

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.

Vaccine equity and resilience-building: Two tests for global solidarity

Paris, 8 February 2021

Will global solidarity rise to the challenge of vaccine equity for developing countries? Watch the recording of this high-level event.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for developing countries: An equal shot at recovery

Paris, 4 February 2021

As the roll out of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines begins, this policy brief asks how to ensure vaccines for all. It examines the case for multilateral approaches to access and delivery, maps key challenges, and identifies priority actions for policy makers.

Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development

3 February 2021

This event brought together Arab institutions, and the members and participants of the DAC to exchange knowledge and promote greater collaboration towards achieving sustainable development.

OECD DAC Blended Finance Guidance

Paris, 1 February 2021

Enables all actors to design and implement effective blended finance projects.

Development Co-operation Report 2020: Learning from crises, building resilience

Paris, 22 December 2020

COVID-19 has put development co-operation to the test. Leading experts and policy makers present early lessons and explore how to build systems that protect people in developing countries better.

Blended Finance in the Least Developed Countries 2020

Paris, 16 December 2020

An update of our data, with new analysis and recommendations for unlocking additional capital for the post COVID-19 recovery and the SDGs.

OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Belgium 2020

Paris, 24 November 2020

Belgium is a strong advocate for the plight of least developed countries and fragile contexts.

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About DAC and DCD

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 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.  

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.