Development Co-operation Report

This report is the OECD’s annual flagship report on development co-operation. For more than 50 years, the Development Co-operation Report has brought new evidence, analysis and ideas to the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and the international community more broadly, shaping policy reform, behaviour change and promoting best practices in development co-operation. Each year the report analyses a fresh policy issue that is timely, relevant or challenging for development co-operation policy and finance. In addition, the Development Co-operation Profiles detail aggregate and individual trends in policies, allocations and institutional set-up for a broad range of providers, including members of the OECD and its Development Assistance Committee (DAC), other countries and philanthropic foundations.

Profiles 2019


Development Co-operation Profiles


ODA is rising too slowly to meet commitments


+7% share of ODA as loans between 2008 and 2017


+8% ODA from DAC countries to fragile contexts between 2016-2017


USD 152.1 billion was mobilised by ODA from the private sector in 2012-17



The verified, comparable individual profiles provide detailed statistics and analysis for the aid programmes of 82 providers, including 24 private foundations

About the data

Trusted, transparent, objective: Rigorous production cycle that includes validation of data reported by providers, use of official, publicly available development finance statistics, analysis of complementary evidence (DAC peer reviews, OECD statistics and information gathered directly from providers), fact-checking by providers prior to publication.

Comparable: New user functions allow comparisons between providers across issues in interactive charts and open data sources.

Accountable: Tracking progress against international commitments, comparing policy priorities and aid allocations, overview of evaluation systems.