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The Development Co-operation Report, issued by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), is the key annual reference for statistics and analysis on the latest trends in international aid.
With only five years left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), much remains to be done. The task has become even more challenging given the economic, food and climate change crises of recent years. This report describes how the DAC has responded swiftly, putting the development dimension of these crises firmly on the political agenda and keeping the development community focused on providing more aid, and delivering it more effectively.
In times of economic uncertainty, it is particularly important for aid to provide value for money, and to ensure that it is not misused. The development community has responded by sharpening its focus on corruption; targeting and communicating clear development impacts; working increasingly through developing countries’ own systems to build capacity; and intensifying efforts in the poorest 30% of developing countries – a critical step toward achieving the MDGs. The report also describes how the DAC member countries intend to make their aid truly effective in the decades to come, by ensuring that climate change is addressed in each of their policy choices and by developing a broader, more inclusive approach.
This report is also published on line to improve the accessibility of key OECD DAC work and to respond to the needs of the aid community by giving prompt and easy access to its analyses and statistics.
Foreword by the Secretary-General
Acronyms and Abbreviations
1. Where Now for Development after Three Years of Crisis
-How is the development community responding to the crisis?
-Where is development going next?
-The road ahead: reaching beyond the development community
2. Rising to the Challenge: Managing Aid in 2009
-The challenges of today's context: managing changing budgets, accountability, and effectiveness
-Managing shifting aid budgets: growth, cuts, and predictability
-Improving accountability - at home and away
-Building more effective organisations
3. Country Systems, and Why We Need to Use Them
-Global commitments to using country systems
-What are country systems and how can we use them
-Are we reaching our targets for using country systems?
-Why are donors concerned about using country systems?
-Why shouldn't we be afraid of using country systems?
-Where do we go from here?
4. Aid for Trade: A Route out of Poverty
-Why aid for trade?
-Under what conditions can trade reduce poverty?
-The Aid-for-Trade Initiative: A progress report
-Regional aid for trade: an area for growth
-The next steps
5. Climate Change: Helping Poor Countries Adapt
-Development co-operation in the context of a changing climate
-How are we dealing with climate change?
-Implementing and mainstreaming adaptation
6. Ensuring Fragile States Are Not Left Behind
-The world's most fragile states raise fundamental challenges
-A compass for gast-moving waters
7. Collective Action to Fight Corruption
-Corruption: a threat to development
-A shared understanding of governance
-Corruption must be dealt with jointly
-The way forward: tackling corruption at a time of crisis
8. Efforts and Policies of Individual Donors
-DAC Members' aid performance in 2008
-Notes on DAC Members
-Mid-term review summaries
-Notes on other donors
-Notes on non-OECD providers of development assistance
Annex: Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and Accra Agenda for Action