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OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Germany 2021

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The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts reviews of the individual development co operation efforts of its members every five to six years. DAC peer reviews critically examine the overall performance of a given member covering its policy, programmes and systems. They take an integrated, system wide perspective on the development co operation activities of the member under review and its approach to fragility, crisis and humanitarian assistance.

This peer review shows that Germany invests in fair and sustainable globalisation and a rules-based multilateral order. It provided 0.73% of its national income as official development assistance in 2020. The country is adjusting its engagement with Africa and reforming the way it delivers development co-operation. Germany could be more systematic in analysing and addressing the spill-over effects of its policies on developing countries. German development co-operation would benefit from a clearer vision and greater investment in gender equality and leaving no one behind, and embedding a culture of results. Its clear vision and comprehensive approach to crises would benefit from better defining short and long-term engagements.

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Germany’s financing for development

This chapter looks at Germany’s official development assistance (ODA) figures including the overall level and components of aid, the level of bilateral and multilateral aid, and geographic and sector allocations of bilateral aid. It also examines Germany’s efforts to mobilise finance other than ODA for sustainable development in line with commitments in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the emerging concept of total official support for sustainable development. The chapter begins with a review of Germany’s ODA volumes and its efforts to meet domestic and international ODA targets. It then discusses the extent to which Germany allocates bilateral aid according to its statement of intent and international commitments and examines the effectiveness of Germany’s use of multilateral aid channels. The chapter concludes with a review of financing for sustainable development and how Germany promotes and catalyses development finance other than ODA.

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