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 2004

Development Co-operation Report 2004

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

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20 Jan 2005
9789264007376 (PDF) ;9789264007352(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, this year focusing on progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.  Progress is examined both from the point of view of broad strategy, and also by examining progress achieved on each of the eight Goals. 

This edition of the "DAC Report" also examines how to integrate security issues into sustainable development, and includes a special chapter on Aid for Water Supply and Sanitation.  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 chapter examines what we know about progress towards the MDGs, gives an overview of DAC work on the important and sensitive issue of security and development, and contains an assessment of where the donor community currently stands on the key issues of aid volume and aid effectiveness.
  • Aid Allocations by Recipient
    Aid receipts have risen steadily since their low point in 1997 and are now at their highest-ever real level. But the national income of most large aid recipient countries has also risen rapidly over recent years, leaving the ratio of aid receipts to developing world income little changed. Total aid inflows to recipient countries are fairly predictable from year to year, though greater certainty on medium-term commitments would assist recipients’ budget planning. Small countries receive considerably more aid per capita than large ones...
  • Progress since the Millennium Declaration in 2000
    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are driving the development agenda through strategies for improved results. Countries in most of Asia and northern Africa are largely on track for the goals; West Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America are progressing on education but less so on poverty; and most of the least developed countries, notably in sub-Saharan Africa, have made little progress in the 1990s. Prevention of violent conflict and building lasting peace are essential to achieving the MDGs. DAC work on peace and security is helping development...
  • Policies and Efforts of Bilateral Donors
    The trend in DAC member countries’ aid volumes is generally upward, reflecting moves to fulfill commitments made at the Conference on Financing for Development in Monterrey in 2002. A significant portion of the increased volume, however, came in the form of debt relief. DAC members also reported on measures to improve aid effectiveness through increased alignment and harmonisation, as well as steps to support local ownership of development strategies. In the context of policy coherence for development, more donors were taking action to...
  • The DAC at Work
    The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is the key forum in which the major bilateral donors work together to co-ordinate development co-operation and to increase the effectiveness of their efforts to support sustainable development...
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