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 Greece’s net ODA increased to reach USD 384 million, 15.9% higher in real terms than in 2004. Expressed as a share of GNI, Greece’s ODA was 0.17% compared to 0.16% in 2004. Commitment to the MDGs. Hellenic Aid seeks, on the one hand, to align Greek development co-operation goals with the MDGs and, on the other, to ensure that national targets conform to both EU objectives and national foreign policy priorities. Thus, poverty reduction, basic health, basic education, water and sanitation, empowerment of women and economic development are some of the key sectors identified by Greece in its efforts to achieve the MDGs in a limited number of priority countries. At the same time, the Greek programme is expanding its focus to LDCs and sub-Saharan African countries.

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