Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)


  • Development aid stable in 2014 but flows to poorest countries still falling

    Net official development assistance (ODA) from DAC members totalled USD 135.2 billion, level with a record USD 135.1 billion in 2013, though marking a 0.5% decline in real terms if price rises and exchange rate moves are factored in. Net ODA as a share of gross national income was 0.29%, also on a par with 2013 once upward revisions to DAC countries’ GNI due to methodological changes are accounted for. ODA has increased by 66% in real terms since 2000, when the Millennium Development Goals were agreed.

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  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges OECD countries to engage on development goals

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on OECD governments to ensure that a series of major summits this year result in a new era of sustainable development.

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  • DACnews May 2015

    OECD’s April release of preliminary figures on development co-operation in 2014 confirmed that official development assistance is holding strong. This validation is fundamental as the development community prepares to discuss how to finance the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa in July. Yet funding is not all that is needed to ensure success in achieving the SDGs...

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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 50 years now, 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 has played a role in forging major international development commitments, including the Millennium Development Goals and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.