OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Greece 2019

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. Since its last peer review, a severe economic recession brought about significant cuts to Greece’s national budget – including official development assistance. However, Greece has maintained its commitment to development co-operation. In response to the refugee and migration crisis Greece mobilised resources and its population to provide significant support to asylum seekers and refugees, and adapted its domestic policies to create conditions for peaceful co-existence between refugees, asylum seekers and the Greek population. As the economy recovers and Greece considers stepping up its development co-operation, this review recommends a number of steps that the government might take including building a new vision for development co-operation and putting in place the structures and systems to achieve it.

Published on February 11, 2019

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Conducting the Peer Review
Abbreviations and acronyms
Greece's aid at a glance
Context of the peer review of Greece
The DAC's main findings and recommendations
Secretariat’s Report7 chapters available
Greece's global efforts to support sustainable development
Greece's policy vision and framework
Greece's financing for development
Greece's structure and systems
Greece's delivery modalities and partnerships
Greece's results, evaluation and learning
Greece's humanitarian assistance
Annexes3 chapters available
Progress with implementing the 2011 DAC peer review recommendations
OECD/DAC standard suite of tables
Organisational structure
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