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OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: European Union 2018

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The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes of each DAC member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC peer reviews assess the performance of a given member, not just that of its development co-operation agency, and examine both policy and implementation. They take an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities of the member under review.

Among other issues, this review looks at how the European Union has shown leadership in forging global agreements on sustainable development and climate change, and suggests the enhancement of a whole of EU approach in focusing on poverty reduction and countries that are most in need.

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The European Union's delivery modalities and partnerships

The European Union is recognised as a trusted and relevant development co‑operation partner at both international and country levels. Partner countries and civil society organisations alike highly appreciate its predictable support and the variety of its instruments and partnership modalities. Co-ordination and harmonisation efforts with its member states, including through joint programming approaches, are also widely appreciated. To maximise their potential, the European Union should continue to pursue plans to further refine these and other partnership approaches and instruments, including those for other multilaterals and the private sector. It can also continue to build on the progress made in making its programme more transparent and untied.

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