Development Co-operation Report

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2074-7721 (online)
2074-773X (print)
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The annual report of the Chairman of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). It provides detailed statistics on and analysis of each member’s foreign aid programmes (offical development assistance - ODA) as well as an overview of trends and issues currently being discussed in the development community.

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Development Co-operation Report 1998

Development Co-operation Report 1998

Efforts and Policies of the Members of the Development Assistance Committee You or your institution have access to this content

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Publication Date :
28 Jan 1999
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9789264172142 (PDF) ; 9789264170025 (print)

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This 1999 edition of OECD's annual Development Co-operation Report documents some of the progress achieved and underway in the area of development aid. It tracks DAC Members’ efforts -- qualitative and quantitative -- to move ahead with the implementation of partnership strategies. Policy progress underway and expectations for further action are examined alongside the disturbing picture of further decline in 1997 in aid flows from the larger donors and, for the first time in this decade, an aggregate decline in private flows to the whole range of developing countries.
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I. Overview of the DAC Chair: Staying the course toward development results through partnership
-1. Introduction
-2. Risks
--Resources and policy coherence
--Perceptions and fears
--Selectivity and partnership
-3. Implementing the global partnership
--Advancing development goals and measuring performance
--Strengthening partnerships and increasing aid effectiveness
--Mobilising and monitoring resources for development
--Bringing together policies that affect development
-4. An evolving sense of private sector and individual responsibility
-5. Parting thoughts
--Lessons learned
--The priority of development
--Demonstrating commitment
-6. Conclusion
II The tests of crisis and the development partnerships strategy
1. Overview
-2. Financial crisis: Collateral damage and emerging lessons
-3. Testing the international strategies
4. Progress in implementing the strategy
-5. Monitoring development progress
6. Partnership, aid effectiveness and difficult choices
-7. Key current issues
III. Financial flows to developing countries: setbacks, lessons and prospects
1. Overview
-2. Highlights of recent trends in external flows
-3. Financial crises, financial systems and policy implications: Early lessons
-4. Mobilising and managing resources for sustainable development
IV. Trends and issues in the supply of aid
1. Introduction: The uses of aid
-2. Trends in bilateral aid targeted on the goals
-3. Achieving a 50 per cent reduction in poverty
-4. Targeting other key social development goals
-5. Aid targeting: two country examples
-6. Multilateral trends and issues
-7. Summary: First findings on goals and aid
V. Policies and efforts of individual DAC Members
1. Some hopeful signs for aid after a period of decline
-2. Common threads in DAC Members’ policy and practice
-3. DAC Member notes
-Total DAC countries
-United States
-European Community
-New Zealand
-United Kingdom
Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts
Notes on Definitions and Measurement
Statistical Annex
DAC List of Aid Recipients