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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United Kingdom

In 2005 the United Kingdom’s net ODA reached USD 10.8 billion, representing an increase in real terms of 35% over 2004. The ODA/GNI ratio rose from 0.36% in 2004 to 0.47% in 2005. Commitment to the MDGs. With respect to international development, the United Kingdom’s aim is to eliminate extreme poverty by 2015, as prescribed by the MDGs. Progress towards the MDGs is tracked by way of the Department for International Development’s (DFID) Public Service Agreement. DFID concentrates its resources on the poorest countries, particularly in sub-Saharan African and South Asia and is increasing its assistance to fragile and under-aided states.

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