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 Norway’s net ODA increased 13.5% in real terms to reach USD 2.8 billion. This represented an ODA/GNI ratio of 0.94% compared to 0.87% in 2004. Commitment to the MDGs. Norway’s development programme focuses on sectors that are crucial to achieving the MDGs. The 2004 White Paper, “Fighting Poverty Together”, called for a reform of the international framework conditions, notably those governing trade and debt; improved governance in developing countries; more ODA and better harmonised development co-operation efforts; and the mobilisation of the private sector and civil society organisations. Norway actively participates in international fora in which it seeks to promote awareness of the MDGs, review progress made and identify ways to overcome obstacles to their achievement. In 2005, 39% of Norwegian bilateral ODA was allocated to LDCs.

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