Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

External Financing for Development

 

Download the DAC Chair’s letter outlining the project .or Read online‌The global development finance landscape is changing. External resources for development used to come largely as aid from governments. Now most developing countries have access to a much wider range of flows. Foreign direct investment is increasing, and so are personal remittances. Many developing countries are issuing bonds, and numerous innovative financing mechanisms are operational or under consideration. Our work stream on external financing for development aims to modernise our statistics on the flow of resources, and provide new insights and pioneering research. This page is a hub for information on this work.

 

Rethinking development aid

The OECD is working to devise a new, broader measure of official support for development to reflect big changes since the concept of ODA - or official development assistance - was devised. Private capital flows are now much bigger than traditional aid and there has been a geographical shift in where the world's poorest people live.

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BLOGS

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Towards better targeting: where does aid (ODA) matter most? (Global Policy, 16 April 2014)

 

Changing the rules to unleash innovation in development (William H. Saito Blog 07 April 2014)

 

Aid in a changing world (Global Partnership Blog, 27 Feb 2014)

 

Getting smart with aid (Development Progress, Feb 2014)

 

ODA Reform: Change for the sake of change? (ecdpm, 7 Feb 2014)

 A matter of high interest: Assessing how loans are reported as development aid (Eurodad, 16 Jan 2014) 

and Response

Political Risk and the ODA Definition (OECD Insights, 18 Dec 2013)

Yes, it is time to revisit the concept of Official Development Assistance (OECD Insights, 04 May 2013)

What's next for the MDGs? (OECD Insights, 08 May 2013)

PAPERS

Expert Reference Group Meetings

Papers considered by the Expert Reference Group advising the DAC and its Secretariat on this project.

23-24 Jan 2014

Agenda (pdf Jan 2014) 

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Session one

Presentation on options to modernise ODA (ppt, Jan 2014)

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Concept Paper on Approaches for a New Reporting System on Development Finance (pdf Oct 2013) 

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Options for Modernising the ODA Measure (pdf Jan 2014)

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Proposal for a New Journey (pdf Oct 2013) 

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The Evolution of ODA- Achievements, Criticisms and a Way Forward (pdf Dec 2013)

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Session two

Presentation on eligibility and targetting (ppt Jan 2014)

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Does Aid Have a Future (pdf Jan 2014) 

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The Future of the DAC List of ODA Recipients (pdf Jan 2013)

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The Where of Development Finance (pdf Jan 2014) 

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See also a brief (3:10) video introducing this topic and the papers above. 

 

Session three

Presentation on concessionality(ppt Jan 2014)

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Options for Concessionality (pdf Jan 2014)

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Session four

A New Measure of Total Official Support for Development (pdf Nov 2013) 

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3-4 Oct 2013

Agenda

Background Paper 1 (pdf Oct 2013) 

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Background Paper 2 (pdf Oct 2013) 

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Session one

Session paper 1: Measuring Development Finance, a situation report (pdf Sept 13)

Session 1 presentation: Measuring Development Finance, a situation report

Session two

Session Paper 2: New measures of national and official development finance? (pdf Sept 13)

Session 2 presentation: New measures of national and official development finance

Session three

Session Paper 3: Revisiting the ODA concept (pdf Sept 13)

Session 3 presentation Revisiting the ODA concept

External Financing for Development Briefs

More accessible digests of longer papers for a wider audience.

 

Read this project overview and how this OECD/DAC work programme fits with the UN's post-2015 agenda.

 Report for DAC SLM in March 2014: The New Development Finance Landscape: emerging and preliminary perspectives from the cases of Ghana, Senegal and Timor-Leste

 Summary and key findings from the the DCD paper examining the distribution of ODA and other forms of external finance to developing countries (pdf Jan 2014) 

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Summary and key findings from the the DCD paper examining the distribution of ODA and other forms of external finance to developing countries (pdf Jan 2014) or Read Online

download the full paper (pdf Oct 2013) 

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Economic growth and forecasts for when countries will pass the upper income limit for aid (ODA) and concessional (IDA) funds (pdf Jan 2014) 

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Does Aid Have a Future (pdf Jan 2014) DCD Deputy Director Serge Tomasi's thoughts on the future of aid given a number of trends in the developing world 

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Proposal for a New Journey, DCD Deputy Director Serge Tomasi's thoughts on new measures of development finance (pdf Nov 2013) 

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Front cover of the four/seven page summary of the OECD working paper: Guarantees for Development

Summary and key findings from the the DCD paper examining the distribution of ODA and other forms of external finance to developing countries (pdf Mar 2014) orRead Online

download the full paper (pdf Oct 2013) 

or read the full paper online

 

DCD background research paper submitted to UN Post 2015 High Level Panel: A Post-2015 Information System for International Development and Climate Finance (pdf May 2013) 

or Read Online

Background papers

General papers on the mandate for, and about, the DAC Secretariat's External Financing for Development project.

Modernising the DAC's Development Finance Statistics (pdf Feb 2014)

or Read OnlinePossible new measure of Total Support for Development: Options Regarding Peace and Security, Climate Change and Global Programmes (pdf Jan 2014)

or Read Online

Non-DAC countries and the debate on measuring post-2015 development finance (pdf Jan 2014)

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Initial roadmap for improved DAC measurement and monitoring of external development finance (pdf Apr 2013) 

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New Directions in DAC measurement and monitoring of External Development Finance (pdf Nov 2012) 

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DAC High Level Meeting Communique including brief for the review of External Financing for Development (pdf Dec 2012) 

or Read Online

Guarantees for Development research paper (Oct 2013)

or Short summary

The Evolution of Official Development Assistance: Achievements, Criticisms and a Way Forward (pdf Oct 2013) 

or Read Online

The Where of Development Finance Towards Better Targetting of Concessional Finance (pdf Jan 2014) 

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON AID (ODA) AND OTHER FORMS OF EXTERNAL FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT

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