Aid Quality

Matthew Simonds

Exposing Tied Aid: Preventing donor countries from getting rich on their own aid

The OECD Development Assistance Committee (ODA) is conducting a review of its Recommendation on Untying ODA (Official Development Assistance, or aid). In this blog, our aid expert examines how wealthy countries are continuing to profit from both formal and informal tied aid. With one week to go until the publication of preliminary data from the OECD DAC outlining the ODA distributed by donor countries in 2023, this article shines a light on one of the practices that continues to call into question the integrity of aid. It also outlines five issues that must be addressed.

  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quality
Mary Stokes

Eurodad reaction to the final 2022 OECD DAC aid figures

The new figures released by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) show that while total reported ODA rose to an all time high, the percentage of ODA spent in donor countries also increased. This is hugely problematic.

  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quantity

ODA is stretched thin beyond recognition and the DAC’s credibility is at stake

Joint reaction of the DAC-CSO Reference Group to the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee’s High Level Meeting, which took place on 15 November.

  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quality
Eurodad

Eurodad reaction to reports that the EU and UK are obstructing UN tax negotiations

#UNTaxConvention #TaxJustice #ODA #PSI

  • Tax Justice
  • Aid Quality
Nerea Craviotto

Aid under threat: The shadowy business of private sector instruments

Since 2018, temporary rules have allowed donor countries to report private-sector oriented operations, known as Private Sector Instruments, as official development assistance. In this report, we chart the increased use of such operations, highlight problematic gaps in transparency and accountability, and end with recommendations both for the OECD DAC and wider civil society.

  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quality
Stephanie Derlich

A missed opportunity: The OECD DAC fails to address the erosion of aid during annual CSO dialogue

This blog unpacks last week's disappointing civil society dialogue with the OECD Development Assistance Committee.  

  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quality
Nerea Craviotto

Little to celebrate: An assessment of Official Development Assistance in 2022

Official Development Assistance (ODA or aid) reached a new all-time-high of US$204 billion in 2022, but behind the headline figures the data shows even higher inflation of ODA than witnessed in 2021. It is vital to make sure that the integrity of ODA is preserved to serve the needs of people across the global south rather than the interests of countries in the global north.

  • Development Finance
  • Aid Quantity
Nerea Craviotto

Rich countries increasingly the recipients of their own aid, according to OECD DAC data

Despite a seeming increase total official development assistance, Eurodad's Nerea Craviotto warns that today's figures are nothing to celebrate. The current levels of ODA do not meet the challenges the world is facing, and are a long way off meeting the 0.7% of GNI target.  

  • Development Finance
  • Global Processes
Nerea Craviotto

New rules for loans and credit guarantees to the private sector raise questions about the OECD-DAC’s motives as aid providers

This week's negotiations, and subsequent agreement, on new reporting rules are an opportunity for OECD Development Assistance Committee members to show they take their financial commitments towards the global south seriously.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quality
Nerea Craviotto

A new Chair at the OECD DAC - the stakes have never been higher

The new Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is Denmark’s Carsten Staur – an experienced former Minister for International Development Co-operation – who will start his role in March 2023. In a world of overlapping crises, the stakes are too high to fail.

  • Aid Effectiveness
  • Aid Quantity