Development Co-operation Report 2012

Lessons in Linking Sustainability and Development

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The Development Co-operation Report is the key annual reference document for statistics and analysis on trends in international aid. This year, the Development Co-operation Report 2012 seeks to provide insights into how to address today’s sustainable development challenges, with a focus on inclusiveness and good governance to ensure that our finite resources are equitably distributed, now and in the future.

Sharing finite resources among a growing number people – and consumers – is a critical challenge. It is in this spirit that J. Brian Atwood, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), invited several intellectual leaders on the challenges of inclusive, sustainable development to contribute to this year’s report.

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In 2011, Swedish net official development assistance stood at USD 5.61 billion. The budget for Swedish ODA is linked to the country’s gross national income (GNI) and has, therefore, fluctuated in recent years. The 2011 ODA level is an increase of 10.5% in real terms over 2010 levels, well above the average annual growth rate of 1% that Swedish ODA recorded during the period 2006 to 2010.

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