DAC global relations


  • Mapping of development co-operation providers beyond the DAC membership

    The OECD has released profiles of the volume and key features of the development co-operation provided by 30 countries that are not members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC). This mapping covers 20 providers who reported to the OECD on their development co-operation programmes as well as 10 other providers that are priority partners for the DAC and for which the OECD prepares estimates of the volume of their programme. According to this mapping, the development co-operation from these 30 countries reached USD 24.6 billion in 2015, compared to USD 32.0 billion in 2014.

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  • Breaking Down the Myths of Triangular Co-operation in MENA

    Contrary to a widespread myth, there is substantial triangular co-operation beyond Latin America. This paper presents and analyses the evidence on triangular co-operation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by drawing on information from over 70 projects in the region.

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  • Romania becomes Participant in the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC)

    Romania became a Participant in the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) on 5 April 2018. As a provider of substantial concessional finance for development co-operation and humanitarian aid, Romania will contribute to the DAC’s discussions and work on key development and humanitarian issues.

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We work with both members and non-members of the DAC to promote a sharing of knowledge and experience on providing and managing development co-operation.


The DAC’s dialogue on development co-operation covers issues of common interest, including triangular co-operation

There have been important shifts in the international development landscape over recent years. A range of non-DAC providers of development co-operation - including emerging economies, private philanthropies, and sector-specific funds - have rapidly increased support to developing countries. The DAC welcomes the contribution of all providers of development co-operation resources and expertise towards the common goal of reducing global poverty and is working to forge new and mutually beneficial relationships with these new partners in international development co-operation.

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Many non-DAC countries share their data on their development co-operation flows with us

Over the last years, more attention has been given to the development co-operation provided by countries beyond the DAC’s membership. Nineteen of these countries report to the OECD. The OECD also makes estimates of the development co-operation programmes of several other countries. More detailed and comprehensive information on development co-operation flows is important. It allows providers and recipients alike to make more informed decisions on budget allocations and helps to identify countries and sectors that may be over- or under - funded.

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The DAC is collaborating with countries beyond its membership on development co-operation management and statistics

Drawing on DAC experience, we hold seminars on managing aid and aid statistics with countries that are not members of the DAC. We can also conduct, on a demand-driven and self-funding basis, special reviews of a non-DAC country’s development co-operation programme and systems. In this way, the DAC is contributing to strengthen institutional capacity for managing development co-operation in non-DAC countries while also learning from the perspectives and experience of other countries.

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