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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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United States

In 2005 US net ODA volume increased by 36.5% in real terms to USD 27.6 billion. The ODA/GNI ratio also rose from 0.17% to 0.22%, its highest level since 1986. Commitment to the MDGs. The United States subscribes to the Millennium Development challenge of halving extreme poverty by 2015. USAID strategic objectives (economic growth, agriculture and trade; global health; democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance) are seen as essential to sustainable poverty reduction and meeting the MDGs, although the MDG targets are not used operationally in the programming system of either USAID or the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). MCC considers economic growth to be of vital importance in the fight to achieve poverty reduction, whereas the United States on the whole considers private sector-led growth to be capital.

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