The integrity of aid statistics must be protected
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Opinion: The integrity of aid statistics must be protected
At a time of deep economic and social crisis, Official Development Assistance (ODA) is a unique source of development finance that can have a direct positive impact on the eradication of poverty and inequalities at multiple levels. Despite the Development Assistance Committee’s mandate to ensure the quality and integrity of ODA statistics, agreements reached thus far have mostly gone in the opposite direction and are negatively affecting the quality and quantity of ODA flows reaching countries in the global south.
This opinion piece was first published by Devex.
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