Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)


  • New Zealand 2015 DAC Development Co-operation Peer Review

    New Zealand increased its official development assistance (ODA) to USD 502 million in 2014, according to provisional figures, from USD 441 million in 2013. However the 2014 level amounts to 0.27% of its GNI, compared to an average of 0.39% for DAC members.

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  • Aid for Trade at a Glance 2015: Reducing Trade Costs for Inclusive, Sustainable Development

    The 2015 joint OECD/WTO publication Aid for Trade at a Glance focuses on how reducing trade costs will help in achieving inclusive and sustainable economic growth. The publication contains contributions from the Enhanced Integrated Framework, the International Trade Centre, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the World Bank.

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  • DACnews May 2015

    OECD’s April release of preliminary figures on development co-operation in 2014 confirmed that official development assistance is holding strong. This validation is fundamental as the development community prepares to discuss how to finance the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa in July. Yet funding is not all that is needed to ensure success in achieving the SDGs...

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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 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.