Development Co-operation Report 2006

Efforts and Policies of the Members of the Development Assistance Committee

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The OECD Development Assistance Committee's annual report on international aid. This year's edition includes an overview reviewing recent trends in aid volume, allocation, and effectiveness. A special chapter looks at how aid for trade can be made more effective.  Preliminary findings from the 2006 Baseline Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration are also presented.  Individual chapters for each donor country summarize key features of each country's programme including data on total flows, breakdowns by income group, geographical region and sector, and listing of the top ten recipients. Country chapters also include commentary on the donor's commitment to the MDGs, aid effectiveness, and policy coherence. The comprehensive statistical annex provides graphs and tables showing the evolution of aid flows.

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In 2005 Austria’s net ODA increased by 127.1% in real terms, reaching USD 1 573 million, mainly due to debt relief grants. The ODA/GNI ratio rose from 0.23% to 0.52%. Commitment to the MDGs. Austria identified poverty reduction as one of the three main objectives of Austrian development co-operation through the Federal Act on Development Co-operation 2002 (amended in 2003). Commitment to the MDGs has been reiterated in the three-year programme for 2005-07. A new three-year programme for 2006-08 is in the process of being elaborated and should include policy directives for a more strategic implementation and operationalisation of this commitment.

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