Ireland - DAC Peer Review of Development Co-operation, 2014


Ireland focusing its development aid on neediest countries, says OECD

Ireland is one the best performing donors when it comes to directing its development aid to the world’s neediest countries, according to a new OECD report.

The report shows that 0.24% of Ireland’s gross national income was spent as Official Development Assistance (ODA) in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 2012, exceeding the UN target of 0.15% and outperforming many other donors.

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Leader on delivering effective aid

Ireland remains an international leader on delivering effective aid. It  makes maximum use of country-led co-ordination arrangements and provides two-thirds of its aid through programme-based approaches. It is also active in numerous joint programming arrangements. In Malawi, for example, it was part of the Agricultural Sector Wide Approach and the joint donor fund on Public Finance Management. Its approach to delivering the international aid effectiveness principles is good practice, and other DAC donors could learn from it. 

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