Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)


  • *NEW* Climate-related development finance statistics for 2013

    The OECD DAC is now able to present, for 2013, an integrated picture of total bilateral and multilateral development finance flows targeting climate change objectives.

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  • DACnews February 2015

    This issue of the DACnews looks at many of the new tools and approaches that will characterise the post-2015 era: rules for defining what counts as official development assistance, incentives for taking development to scale, ways of measuring poverty and prosperity, and insights for shaping development policy, to name a few.

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  • 2015 Global Forum on Development

    The 2015 Global Forum on Development will be held on 1 April at the OECD headquarters in Paris with the theme “Post-2015 Financing for Sustainable Development”. Registration is now open and the agenda is available online.

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The DAC: Enabling effective development

Through inclusive partnerships for development, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) helps ensure better lives for people in the developing world by:


For 50 years now, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has grouped the world’s main donors, defining and monitoring global standards in key areas of development.

The Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD) supports the DAC, contributing to developing better policies for better lives through transparent data on development finance, and improved development co-operation practices and policies.

The DAC has played a role in forging major international development commitments, including the Millennium Development Goals and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.