Development Co-operation Report

For 60 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. The report analyses fresh policy issues that are 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.



Trends in official development assistance

Tracing the impacts of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine on ODA

Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine is having direct and indirect impacts on the composition of official development assistance (ODA) and pressures that shape it. Large increases in support to Ukraine combined with spending to welcome refugees in OECD countries have driven ODA to its highest level ever. At the same time, demand for resources continues to increase elsewhere, already heightened by the COVID-19 crisis, with the war driving changes in the type and level of support needed by low- and middle-income countries. This chapter provides insights into how the development co-operation community is responding to such unprecedented demand and points to trends likely to affect ODA in 2023 and 2024.

Development Co-operation Profiles

The Development Co-operation Profiles are an integral component of the Report, and serve to increase awareness and transparency of official development finance flows. The Profiles give users an update on development co-operation priorities, good practices and challenges identified in DAC peer reviews, and an objective overview of how development assistance is spent by 31 DAC members, 30 other official providers (reporting CRS data & TOSSD & estimates) and 38 private foundations. 

How to use the profiles: Click on each development co-operation provider name to see its individual profile presenting the most recent data and information on policies and spending. Learn how to get the most out of the Profiles with our how to use video