Development Co-operation Report 2004

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, 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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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...

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