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Development Co-operation Report 2010

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The Development Co-operation Report, issued by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), is the key annual reference for statistics and analysis on the latest trends in international aid.

With only five years left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), much remains to be done. The task has become even more challenging given the economic, food and climate change crises of recent years. This report describes how the DAC has responded swiftly, putting the development dimension of these crises firmly on the political agenda and keeping the development community focused on providing more aid, and delivering it more effectively.

In times of economic uncertainty, it is particularly important for aid to provide value for money, and to ensure that it is not misused. The development community has responded by sharpening its focus on corruption; targeting and communicating clear development impacts; working increasingly through developing countries’ own systems to build capacity; and intensifying efforts in the poorest 30% of developing countries – a critical step toward achieving the MDGs. The report also describes how the DAC member countries intend to make their aid truly effective in the decades to come, by ensuring that climate change is addressed in each of their policy choices and by developing a broader, more inclusive approach.

This report is also published on line to improve the accessibility of key OECD DAC work and to respond to the needs of the aid community by giving prompt and easy access to its analyses and statistics.

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European Commission

The European Commission (EC) has now established an overall strategy for implementing the Accra Agenda for Action focusing on use of country systems, division of labour, untying aid, conditionality, predictability and transparency. Two aid effectiveness networks have been established to promote the Accra agenda within headquarters and in EC delegations in 46 countries. The delegations have been provided with guidance on implementing aid effectiveness, including using country systems via aid modalities other than budget support. The EC has raised awareness of aid effectiveness across its services and is developing training in aid effectiveness.

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