Development Co-operation Directorate


OECD Development Co‑operation Peer Reviews: United States 2022

The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts peer reviews of individual members once every five to six years. Reviews seek to improve the quality and effectiveness of members’ development co-operation, highlighting good practices and recommending improvements. The United States has led with substantial ODA contributions in response to multiple crises. Twenty-one US government agencies programme and deliver foreign assistance. USAID systematically incorporates collaboration, learning and adapting in its programme cycle and works to increase diversity, equity and inclusion by championing locally-led approaches. This peer review provides a set of recommendations for the United States to mitigate negative transboundary effects of its policies, promote more flexible budget appropriations in line with needs, equip its development finance institution to deliver and adopt a clearer approach to multilateral partnerships. It recommends that the United States puts development effectiveness at the heart of localisation, reinforce human resources, and consider conflict prevention in all country programmes.

Available from November 11, 2022Also available in: French

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Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Highlights from the 2022 Development Co-operation Peer Review of the United States (infographic)
United States’ development co-operation at a glance (infographic)
Findings and recommendations
Annexes2 chapters available
Progress since the 2016 DAC peer review recommendations
Organisations consulted during the peer review
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