Development Co-operation Profiles

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The OECD’s Development Co-operation Profiles compile and analyse verified statistics and trends on how development assistance is allocated geographically, to sectors, multilateral and civil society organisations, cross-cutting priorities such as gender equality and women’s economic empowerment and the environment and climate, and to mobilise private finance. The profiles cover official and philanthropic providers of aid, official development assistance (ODA) and development finance. These providers include members of the OECD and its Development Assistance Committee (DAC), other countries and philanthropic foundations. The profiles also give an overview of key strategic and policy priorities for development co-operation, the institutional set-up and evaluation systems.

The Development Co-operation Profiles are published annually and are a pillar of the OECD’s Development Co-operation Report . For more than 50 years, the Development Co-operation Report has brought new evidence, analysis and ideas to the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and international community more broadly, shaping policy reform, behaviour change and promoting best practices in development co-operation. Each year the report analyses a fresh policy issue that is timely, relevant or challenging for development co-operation policy and finance. The main report also includes shorter profiles of each provider that present key trends through infographics.

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Since 2017, The World 2030 sets out Denmark’s development co-operation and humanitarian action strategy under four priorities: 1) security and peace; 2) preventing the cause of irregular migration; 3) economic growth; and 4) democracy, human rights and equality. Denmark is a strong supporter of the multilateral system and of civic space. The 2019 DAC mid-term review noted that Denmark is developing business partnerships and increasingly blending public finance with pension funds to invest in the Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries and emerging markets. Denmark is a strong supporter of the Grand Bargain – a global initiative to improve humanitarian assistance – and champions work that addresses the overlapping challenges of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and peace.

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