Development Co-operation Report 2020

Learning from Crises, Building Resilience

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The devastating impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on developing countries have tested the limits, ingenuity and flexibility of development co-operation while also uncovering best practices. This 58th edition of the Development Co-operation Report draws out early insights from leaders, OECD members, experts and civil society on the implications of coronavirus (COVID-19) for global solidarity and international co-operation for development in 2021 and beyond. The report suggests ways forward for the international development community as a whole for bold action and systemic reform to build resilient national and international systems capable of coping with global shocks, and providing and protecting global public goods while reinforcing the fundamental building blocks for sustainable development. The annual “development co-operation at a glance” infographics showcase the latest trends in development finance for over 80 providers of development co-operation, including members of the OECD, the Development Assistance Committee, other countries and philanthropic foundations.

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Redesigning international co-operation finance for global resilience

Policy makers risk wasting the opportunity presented by the COVID-19 crisis to make the system of international co-operation fit to meet today’s and tomorrow’s global challenges. This chapter proposes a new architecture for this system comprising existing institutional arrangements for country-focused development assistance, a new pillar focused on the provision of global public goods, and a third pillar designed for global crisis response and stabilisation. It discusses global public goods and their distinguishing features in detail and concludes with concrete suggestions to advance the proposed reforms.

English Also available in: French

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