Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)


  • The OECD and the Sustainable Development Goals

    In September this year world leaders adopted the most far-reaching international agreement ever on global development. The new agenda is achievable, but its universality makes it more complex, and reaching these goals requires an effective, functional and equal partnership for sustainable development. The OECD is working to help reach these goals in numerous ways.

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  • Detailed final 2014 aid figures released by OECD/DAC

    The detailed final aid figures for 2014 are now available (since 22 December 2015) and shed new light on overall aid spending, confirming that rather than declining, ODA reached an all-time high in 2014.

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  • DACnews January 2016

    This issue of DACnews looks at the challenges of implementing the new global goals, focusing on frameworks for measuring a wide range of sustainable development finance, as well as accountability systems for ensuring that governments are living up to their commitment. It also highlights key implications of the Paris Agreement for development and for the DAC.

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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:

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For over 50 years, 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 supports the UN in ensuring the success of the Sustainable Development Goals and has played a role in forging major international development commitments, including the Millennium Development Goals and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.