Development Co-operation Report

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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.

Also available in: French, German
Development Co-operation Report 2000

Development Co-operation Report 2000

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 :
12 Feb 2001
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9789264189072 (PDF) ; 9789264190009 (print)

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One person in five across the globe still lives on less than $1 a day despite the economic boom or rapid growth in many parts of the world. The commitment to halve world poverty, embodied in the international development goals, is now the shared priority of international development co-operation, and the guiding theme of this year's Development Co-operation Report. This year's Report reviews recent progress towards the goals, trends in development finance, and the efforts and policies of aid donors. There is a special focus on two policy measures with a strong potential to reduce poverty: investment in health and attention to gender equality and mainstreaming. Achieving the international development goals remains a challenge. But the success of some countries can serve as a model for others. Partnerships are vital - between developing and developed countries; among governments, civil society and the private sector; and among international organisations. Partnership means sharing responsibility for achieving goals which have received unprecedented international endorsement, and working together towards a world free of poverty and the misery it brings. Whether globalisation promotes integration or exclusion, co-operation or confrontation, depends on the capacity of the world community to manage and guide change. Success will depend on stronger voices and choices for poor women, men and children; on economic growth and stability; on basic social services for all, including basic education and health care; on adequate and well-directed development resources.

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I. Chairman's Overview
1. Introduction
-2. Globalisation and the Fight against Poverty
-3. Partnership Tested: The Need for Deeper and Wider Application
-4. An Agenda for the Future: Development Finance, Widespread Policy Coherence, and Global Governance
-Annex: Partnership for Poverty Reduction: From Commitment to Implementation: Statement by the DAC High Level Meeting, 11-12 May 2000
-Current DAC Work
II. Progress towards the International Development Goals
1. The Goals
--1.Cutting Poverty
--2. Education: Quality is Important
--3. Women and Girls: Education, Not Discrimination
--4. Helping Children Survive
--5. Maternal Mortality: Helping Mothers Live
--6. Reproductive Health: Providing Knowledge and Choices
--7. Making Development Sustainable
-2. What It Will Take to Achieve Goals
-3. A Joint Responsibility
-Key Authors and Contributors
III. Towards Sustainable Financing in Less Advanced Developing Countries
1. The Need for a "Roadmap."
-2. Highlights of Recent Trends in External Flows
-3. Policy Directions for Development Finance in Less Advanced Developing Countries
-4. The New International Financial Architecture and Less Advanced Countries
--Financial Systems and Poverty Reduction: Financial Serviced and "Embedded" Financial Liberalisation in Developing Countries
--Foreign Direct Investment
--Aid Effectiveness and ODA Allocations and Volume
--Evaluating the Impact of the Enhanced HIPC Initiative on Financial Resources, Growth, and Poverty Reduction
--International and Regional Public Goods
-5. Towards the "Roadmap"
-Annex: Mesauring Resource Flows to Developing Countries: Differences and Definitions
IV. Policies and Efforts of Individual DAC Members and Other OECD Member Countries
-1. Highlights of Aid Flows in 1999
-2. Continuing Disparities in Donor Effort
-3. Hopeful Signs of Renewed Commitment to ODA
-4. Notes on Individual DAC Members
-5. Notes on Non-DAC OECD Members' Aid Programmes
V. Health, Poverty, and Development Cooperation
1. The Growing Importance of Health in Development Strategies
-2. Development Cooperation for Health
-3. ODA Flows to Health: A Statistical Overview
-4. More Aid to Health Needed
-Annex: Measuring Aid to Basic Social Services
VI. Progress Towards Gender Equality in the Perspective of Beijing +5
1. Introduction
-2. Beijing and the DAC Statement on Gender Equality
-3. Overivew of Progress in Implementing the DAC Gender Equity Goals
-4. How are Members Implementing the Goals?
-5. A Major Policy Objective: Closing the Gender Gaps in Education
-6. Priorities for Future Action
Statistical Annex