The Development Co-operation Report (DCR) 2013 explores what needs to be done to achieve rapid and sustainable progress in the global fight to reduce poverty. The world is on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of people whose income is less than USD 1.25 a day. Nonetheless, we are far from achieving the overarching MDG goal of eradicating extreme poverty. While we have learned much about what works in terms of reducing poverty, "getting to zero" remains a challenge in the face of the intractable difficulties of reaching those mired in extreme poverty.
The report focuses on the very poor and will set out, in concrete terms:
• The nature and dimensions of poverty today
• What development co-operation – and the global partnerships it supports – can do in the fight against poverty
The DCR 2013 will focus on the positive experiences of countries, highlighting policies and approaches that have worked.
- 05 Dec 2013
In 2012, Switzerland’s net ODA amounted to USD 3.02 billion, a 4.5% increase in real terms compared to 2011. Switzerland is one of the few DAC members that have not recorded a contraction of ODA in both 2011 and 2012. These increases reflect Switzerland’s efforts to scale up its development co-operation in order to reach the target of 0.5% of GNI by 2015.