Development Co-operation Report 2003

Efforts and Policies of the Members of the Development Assistance Committee

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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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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...

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