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  • 20-November-2018

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    Sector Financing in the SDG Era

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are highly intertwined with sectors such as health, education, energy or agriculture. Hence, measuring official development finance (ODF) flowing to sectors is critical to designing efficient development strategies in the SDG era. Yet, this exercise is complex, and this report is a first attempt to provide a comprehensive picture of ODF allocations by sector.The analysis includes not only official development assistance (ODA), but also other official flows (OOF) and resources mobilised from the private sector by official development interventions. It provides unique data for the period 2012-16 on sectors financing by country, type of instrument and channel of delivery. It looks into potential data gaps and the challenge of matching the traditional typologies of donors’ investment by sector with their expected, multi-sectoral outcomes, as framed by the SDGs. The report provides policy makers and sectoral experts with some insights into the implications of the 2030 Agenda for the sectoral strategies of development co-operation providers.
  • 15-November-2018

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    Transition Finance

    Applying the Global Outlook’s holistic approach to financing for sustainable development, Transition Finance refers to the dynamics of external flows – concessional, non-concessional, private, philantropic, remittances, as well as domestic resources...

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  • 12-November-2018

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    Global Outlook on Financing for Sustainable Development 2019 - Time to Face the Challenge

    The financing for sustainable development agenda promises to bring together more actors than ever before – from businesses, governments, philanthropists, and remitting households – to address the world’s most pressing problems and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.Yet, in spite of this promise, the financing for sustainable development gap is growing. While needs continue to increase, resources available to developing countries have been constrained and in some cases even declining, as illustrated by the recent drop in foreign direct investments. New financial instruments and interactions have yet to mobilise much-needed new resources in sufficient volumes. And despite significant advances, we do not yet fully understand the opportunities and risks faced by the various actors in this complex new global financing system.This report sounds a wake-up call. To fulfil the commitments of the 2030 Agenda, and lift hundreds of millions of people out of extreme poverty, the international community needs to maximise the development footprint of existing and future resources, thereby 'shifting the trillions' towards the SDGs. The first in a series, this report charts a forward path for the changes required in measurement, policies, and operations to achieve these ambitious objectives.
  • 6-November-2018

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    OECD converts complete 2015 and final 2016 Creditor Reporting System (CRS) data into XML format, by donor and by recipient

    The OECD now provides the Creditor Reporting System (CRS) 2015 and final 2016 data available in XML format. CRS data on development finance can now be downloaded in four different formats and cater to different audiences.

  • 26-October-2018

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    History of DAC Lists of aid recipient countries

    The DAC List of ODA Recipients is designed for statistical purposes. It helps to measure and classify aid and other resource flows originating in donor countries.

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  • 22-October-2018

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    Official development assistance – definition and coverage

    The DAC has measured resource flows to developing countries since 1961. Special attention has been given to the official and concessional part of this flow, defined as “official development assistance” (ODA). The DAC first defined ODA in 1969, and tightened the definition in 1972. ODA is the key measure used in practically all aid targets and assessments of aid performance.

  • 18-October-2018

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    DAC members' gender equality strategies

    The DAC members' gender equality strategies for development co-operation provides an insight on how DAC members are addressing gender equality and women's rights through Official Development Aid (ODA). The DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET) is a subsidiary body of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and provides a platform for gender experts from development co-operation agencies to meet and define common approaches.

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  • 12-October-2018

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    International Development Statistics (IDS) online databases

    The International Development Statistics (IDS) online databases cover bilateral, multilateral and private providers’ aid (ODA) and other resource flows to developing countries.

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  • 8-October-2018

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    DAC Criteria for Evaluating Development Assistance

    The DAC Network on Development Evaluation is currently exploring how the DAC Evaluation Criteria can be adapted to the new development landscape and the 2030 Agenda. The criteria are widely used in evaluations of development programmes far beyond the membership of the DAC. Read more and take the survey!

  • 20-September-2018

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    OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: France 2018

    The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes of each DAC member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC peer reviews assess the performance of a given member, not just that of its development co-operation agency, and examine both policy and implementation. They take an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities of the member under review.This review analyses the performance of France, including its efforts towards international stability and climate financing, as well as the impact of the grant-loan composition and the cross-government management of its aid programme.
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