Development Co-operation Report 2011

50th Anniversary Edition

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The Development Co-operation Report is the key annual reference document for statistics and analysis on trends in international aid. In addition to the usual statistics and analysis, this special OECD 50th Anniversary edition includes articles by prominent persons in the field.

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The OECD at 50

Development co-operation past, present and future

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have become the high-profile framework for world debates around development. What’s less known is the story behind the goals and their origins in the work of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its Development Assistance Committee (DAC). The MDGs are only one example of how the DAC has helped shape development thinking and practices since the 1960s. As the OECD celebrates its 50th anniversary, this special article reviews five decades of development co-operation and assistance, examines the role played by the OECD and the DAC, and looks at the challenges that lie ahead as the OECD enters its second half-century.

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