OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Canada 2018
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 approximately once every five 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 and humanitarian assistance
activities of the member under review.
Published on September 14, 2018Also available in: French
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