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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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Finland

In 2005 Finland’s net ODA volume was USD 902 million, an increase of 29.9% in real terms over 2004. The ODA/GNI ratio also increased from 0.37% in 2004 to 0.46% in 2005. Commitment to the MDGs. In Finland’s 2004 Government Resolution on Development Policy the main principle of development policy was the commitment to the values and goals of the UN Millennium Declaration and the MDGs. The Resolution also focused on improving policy coherence in all policy areas, the advancement of a rights-based approach and sustainable development. The MDGs underpin and are specifically referred to in government strategies and guidelines. They also provide the basis for all forms of implementation. Crosscutting themes which receive particular attention are: women’s and girls’ rights, gender and social equality; rights and equal participation of easily marginalised groups; and environmental issues.

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