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.

Work areas

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), led by María del Pilar Garrido Gonzalo, contributes 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.