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.

Development Co-operation Profiles 2022

Paris, 1 July 2022

Digital profiles of 100 providers, including 41 private foundations.

Sustainable Ocean Economy Country Diagnostics of Cabo Verde

Paris, 31 Mai 2022

This report presents new data and a cross-sectoral analysis of Cabo Verde's ocean economy.

Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

Paris, 31 Mai 2022

Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are prerequisites to the realisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This Guidance is a practical handbook for development partners supporting those global ambitions.

The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus

Paris, 10 May 2022

This review documents the progress of adherents in taking forward the triple nexus approach and identifies nine areas where to accelerate the move from policy to action.

COVID-19 assistance to developing countries lifts foreign aid in 2021

Paris, 12 April, 2022

Foreign aid from official donors rose to an all-time high of USD 179 billion in 2021.

Shaping a just digital transformation

Paris, 8 April 2022

New evidence, analysis & ideas from the Development Co-operation Report 2021 for tackling the digital divide.

ODA eligibility of COVID-19 activities

Paris, 10 February 2022

Which activities in response to the pandemic can be counted as official development assistance (ODA)? We just updated our FAQ.

OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Portugal 2022

21 April 2022

Portugal mobilises cross-government expertise for countries most in need.

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About DAC and DCD

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.