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Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development, 26-27 January 2015, Paris


The Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development was one of the first events in 2015 that brought together Arab countries and institutions and members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), two communities that include most of the major providers of concessional development finance to developing countries. The effectiveness of our support to developing countries depends to a considerable extent on our ability to forge trust and partnerships among each other.

The objective of the 2015 Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development was to identify opportunities for Arab countries and institutions, DAC members and international institutions to build partnerships and be more effective in supporting developing countries in their efforts to achieve development goals. The discussions focused on strengthening the means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the area of reducing trade and investment costs to promote private sector development and ensuring sustainable energy for all.

H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, U.A.E. Minister for International Co-operation and Development, Mr Abdlatif Y. Al Hamad, Director General, Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Mr Erik Solheim, Chair, Development Assistance Committee, Mr Jon Lomøy, Director, Development Co-operation Directorate


OECD Conference Centre
2 rue André-Pascal, 75016 Paris, France


By invitation only


Annotated agenda (pdf)


Co-Chairs' summary (pdf)


Issues papers on the main themes:


Ensuring sustainable energy for all (pdf)

Reducing trade and investment costs to promote private sector contribution to development (pdf)

Strengthening the means of implementation to achieve the SDGs (pdf)


Statistical note on aid for trade and official support to energy (pdf)


Heads of Delegation only - lunch discussion on:
“Supporting the Somali transition: What has the compact achieved?”


Heads of delegation only - dinner discussion on: The Transition Fund of the Deauville Partnership


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