More than 200 multilateral agencies - such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the global funds - receive about one third of total ODA. When including earmarked funding provided to multilaterals, this goes up to two fifths.
The scale at which the multilateral system is used reflects donors' views of it as an important aid channel. However, a clearer picture of the multilateral system is needed to analyse this channel, and the DAC report on multilateral aid - the only one of its kind - aims to address this gap. The report provides a snapshot of the multilateral aid architecture, from the funding of multilateral organisations by DAC members to their own multilateral aid strategies and policies. The report also highlights issues such as fragmentation, multilateral effectiveness, reform processes and partner country views.
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Composition of Gross ODA Disbursements (2010)
(excluding debt relief and contributions from EU Institutions, in constant 2010 prices)
Source: OECD (2012b) DAC Aggregate Statistics, OECD, Paris; OECD (2012b), OECD (2012c), Creditor Reporting System Database, OECD, Paris