Development Co-operation Directorate


OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Ireland 2020

The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes of each DAC member are critically examined once every five to six years. DAC peer reviews assess the performance of a given member, not just that of its development co-operation agency, and examine both policy and implementation. They take an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation activities of the member under review and its approach to fragility, crisis and humanitarian assistance. Ireland is a strong voice for sustainable development. Quality partnerships with civil society, staunch support for multilateralism and good humanitarian donorship are hallmarks of its development co-operation. The vision and ambition of its 2019 international development policy, A Better World, requires Ireland to increase its official development assistance as planned, develop guidance and a new results management approach, and undertake strategic workforce planning.

Available from May 20, 2020

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Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Findings from the 2020 Development Co-operation Peer Review of Ireland (infographic)
The DAC’s main findings and recommendations
Secretariat’s report7 chapters available
Ireland’s global efforts for sustainable development
Ireland’s policy vision and framework
Ireland’s financing for development
Ireland’s structure and systems
Ireland’s delivery modalities and partnerships
Ireland’s results, evaluation and learning
Ireland’s approach to fragility, crises and humanitarian assistance
Annexes4 chapters available
Progress since the 2014 DAC peer review recommendations
OECD/DAC standard suite of tables
Field visit to Ethiopia
Organisational charts
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