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.

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Development Co-operation Report 2003

Development Co-operation Report 2003

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

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28 Jan 2004
9789264019621 (PDF) ;9789264019614(print)

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The authoritative source of information on the foreign aid policies and programmes of donor countries, the annual Development Co-operation Report by the Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) presents detailed statistics and analysis on foreign aid flows and related policy developments. This issue focuses on policy coherence for development co-operation and delivery of more, and more effective aid. One chapter also reports on progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The extensive statistical annex present more than 100 pages of data on total resource flows, aid performance by DAC members, multilateral aid, sectoral allocation of aid, terms and conditions of aid, geographical distribution of aid, aid by non-DAC donors, and key reference indicators.
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  • Overview by the DAC Chair

    This overview by the DAC Chair looks at two broad areas where the policies of DAC members could significantly improve the prospects of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, recognising that the prime responsibility lies with developing countries themselves. These are the coherence, from a development standpoint, of DAC members’ overall policies, and the volume and effectiveness of development co-operation. In each case, the overview looks in particular at where collective action could add value to the efforts of individual members. It concludes by addressing a number of policy issues which have proved divisive within the development community, and suggests areas of common ground that might enable the policy debate to be more fruitful and constructive...

  • Trends in Aid Flows

    This chapter analyses the evolution of aid flows to developing countries, and more specifically recent trends in the volume and allocation of DAC members’ aid. It attempts to isolate the factors that determine the size of their efforts, and to assess the impact of policy ideas in shaping their development co-operation programmes. The past two years have been a turning point for aid volume, which increased by 7.2% in 2002. In a longer perspective, technical co-operation and aid to the social sectors have grown, whereas aid lending and capital project financing have declined. Prospects are good for improved aid volume and effectiveness, despite gathering fiscal pressure in member countries...

  • Progress Towards the Millennium Development Goals

    The Millennium Declaration marked a major endorsement of the earlier work in the DAC to select seven international development goals, published in 1996 in "Shaping the 21st Century: The Role of Development Co-operation". This chapter presents data on progress towards the quantitative development goals and targets in the Declaration, with a special focus on the gender aspects of the MDGs. It concludes by describing efforts in the DAC to improve aid effectiveness and implement the Rome Declaration on Harmonisation...

  • Policies and Efforts of Bilateral Donors

    In 2002, DAC members’ aid rose by 7.2% to USD 58.3 billion, the highest real level achieved since 1992. As a share of national income, however, DAC ODA only rose from 0.22% in 2001 to 0.23% in 2002, still 0.10% below the level of ten years earlier. This chapter provides an overview of the aid strategies and programmes of all DAC members and of those other bilateral donors for which information is available...

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