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The OECD DAC’s proposed aid rules: a worse crunch still to come?

Polly Meeks

17 Jul 2017 13:18:05

Three months ago, we blogged that it could be crunch time for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC)’s rules on aid. These are the rules that decide how much ‘aid credit’ donors have earned, and hence how they measure up against the UN target that aid should account for at least 0.7% of national income.  When we posted that blog, DAC members had been given a deadline of 26 April to decide on the new rules, which would allow them to report more support for private sector actors in Southern countries as Official Development Assistance (ODA). We were concerned that the DAC was rushing into far-reaching changes, without having built in basic safeguards to protect the core purpose of ODA – poverty reduction. So where do ...

Survey Says: Donors Bullish on MICs, Bearish on LICs (Warning: heavy on acronyms)

Jeroen Kwakkenbos

06 Nov 2014 14:36:26

I have just gone through the results of the 2014 survey by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) on donor countries’ forward spending plans and it points out some worrying emerging trends, in particular a continuing decline in aid to the poorest countries. Alongside the more high-profile failure to meet the overall aid target of 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI), this trend further undermines the credibility of donor countries stated commitment to development and poverty eradication. The survey raises several other concerns related to donor ‘herding’ of aid to a small set of ‘donor darling’ countries and challenges of predictability of aid resources, so it is certainly worth a closer look. Below I highlight some ...
In a response to the OECD’s February report Addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting, 58 campaigning organisations say it’s time to make multinationals pay their fair share of tax. Eurodad, Christian Aid and others call on the OECD and G20 to work ...