Switzerland provided USD 3 billion in official development assistance (ODA) in 2012, or 0.45% of its gross national income (GNI), in line with its goal to reach 0.5% of GNI by 2015. In a new Peer Review of Switzerland, the DAC welcomed the country’s progress in channelling more resources into fighting poverty and sharpening its development policies.
Fragile States 2014: Domestic Revenue Mobilisation shows that only a tiny fraction of development aid goes into programmes to improve tax collection; just 0.07% of official development assistance (ODA) to fragile states is directed towards building accountable tax systems.
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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:
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.