The Development Assistance Committee (DAC, is the principal body through which the OECD deals with issues related to co-operation with developing countries.

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Opening statement to the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting 2007: the DAC's role


In his opening statement to the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting 2007, the Secretary-General underlined that the DAC has a central role to play in making sure that we continue to focus on achieving the MDGs. Furthermore, the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness is increasing mutual accountability between donor and recipient countries for achieving the development results committed by members.

DAC Special Review of the Czech Republic's Development Cooperation


The Czech Republic has become the first donor outside the membership of the OECD Development  Assistance Committee to complete a review on its development co-operation programme.

Statement to the Development Committee by OECD Secretary-General and Richard Manning


On 15 April 2007 the OECD Secretary-General Mr. Angel Gurría and Richard Manning, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee, made a statement to the Development Committee. As the latter confronts the challenges ahead to achieve the MDGs, especially concerning gender and fragile states, this statement examines the specific challenges related to commitments on aid volume, effectiveness and architecture and gender.

Development aid from OECD countries fell 5.1% in 2006


Total official development assistance (ODA) from members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) fell by 5.1% in 2006 to USD 103.9 billion.  This represents 0.30% of members’ combined Gross National Income.  In real terms this is the first fall in ODA since 1997, though the level is still the highest recorded with the exception of 2005.

OECD DAC Handbook on SSR: Supporting Security and Justice


This handbook is an operational manual designed by and for international actors working to address insecurity and to support access to justice.

DACNews - New figures show that aid dropped in 2006 - April 2007


New figures released today show that aid dropped in 2006 for the first time since 1997 and aid to Africa stalled, despite commitments made by the G8 to double aid to Africa by 2010. DACNews also looks at the Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States which Ministers and heads of agencies will agree this week in Paris, and it profiles the new OECD DAC Handbook on Security Sector Reform targeted at policy makers and field staff.

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