The member countries of OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) give almost USD 70 billion in foreign aid (development co-operation) annually. This study examines how to manage that aid for the best results. It is based on the organisational structures and practices of 22 of the world’s main donor countries, with a view to assisting countries who are becoming donors. The book covers issues such as legal frameworks; how donors organise their operations in partner developing countries; centralised versus decentralised management; relations with non-governmental organisations; and managing gender equality, environmental sustainability and humanitarian action.
Table of contents:
Acronyms Executive Summary Chapter 1. The Legal and Political Foundations for Development Co-operation Chapter 2. Policy Coherence for Development Chapter 3. Organisation and Management Chapter 4. Managing Human Resources Chapter 5. Aid Allocation Chapter 6. Managing Bilateral ODA Chapter 7. Managing Multilateral ODA Chapter 8. Implementing the Aid Effectiveness Agenda Chapter 9. Managing Cross-Sectoral Issues Chapter 10. Monitoring and Evaluation Chapter 11. Humanitarian Action Bibliography Annex A. DAC Member Country Profiles on Foreign Assistance Annex B. OECD DAC Statistics: A Brief Introduction Annex C. Official Development Assistance 2007 Annex D. Principles and Good Practice of Humanitarian Donorship Annex E. Millennium Development Goals and Targets