In 2015, net official development assistance (ODA) flows from member countries of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD totalled USD 131.6 billion. Adjusting for inflation and the appreciation of the US dollar, this represents an increase of 6.9% in real terms, the highest level ever achieved for net ODA. Net ODA as a share of gross national income (GNI) was 0.30%, on a par with 2014.Read more
The Sustainable Development Goals are founded on the recognition that the traditional North-South, government-to-government formula is no longer the only game in town. Today’s new and diverse development actors, funding sources and challenges call for innovation and diversification in approaches to development.Read more
The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on 23-24 May focuses on seven main challenges that reflect the mounting complexity of crisis response and the intertwining between humanitarian needs, development and conflict prevention. For more information on OECD side events at the Summit and the full set of briefs on OECD work in this area…Read more
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:
Understanding development finance
Improving development policy
We draw on knowledge and experiences across the world and advise on diverse development policy issues, including: aid for trade, environment, gender equality, governance and peace, and poverty reduction.
Building partnerships for development
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.