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.

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In 2009, Luxembourg prepared work plans for 2010 for each of its decentralised regional offices following a participatory effort involving Luxembourg’s Co-operation and Lux-Development. Together they continue to focus on efforts to achieve the Paris and Accra objectives (such as reducing parallel implementation units, and using public financial management and procurement systems). They also focus on improving co-ordination and complementarity between the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s decentralised offices and Lux-Development and provide for other measures adapted to the context of the different missions and to the needs of partner countries. The Chamber of Deputies and the Interministerial Committee on Development Co-operation are also regularly informed of progress towards aid effectiveness and development policy coherence.

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