Development Co-operation Directorate DCD-DAC

DCD-DAC is a project of the OECD, enabling effective development

  • The OECD Development Assistance Committee is a unique international forum of many of the largest funders of aid, including 24 members. The World Bank, IMF and UNDP participate as observers.
  • The DAC’s  to countries beyond its members who are making growing contributions to development co-operation.
  • The DAC became part of the OECD by Ministerial Resolution on 23 July 1961.
  • The DAC has the mandate to: … (full text about Development Assistance Committee DAC).
  • DAC on en.wikipedia.

Homepage DCD-DAC;
Gender; Poverty Reduction; Governance; Conflict; Effectivenes; Env. and Dev; News; Glossary; Statistics;
(OECD-Website: Home, Sitemap, Departement List, FACs);
Address: DCD-DAC, c/o OECD Headquarter, 2, rue André Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France;

Development Co-operation Directorate DCD: In DCD, we contribute to developing better policies for better lives through transparent data on development finance, and improved development cooperation practices and policies. 

We provide evidence-based policy advice and an open forum to share and build knowledge.

DCD supplies technical expertise for the OECD Development Assistance Committee and helps build consensus among its members and the wider development community to improve development effectiveness.

The DCD Director is Jon Lomøy.

It has a staff of approximately 70 experts plus support staff, organised around the Director’s Office into the following (find hyper-links on the original site):

  • The Policy Co-ordination Division (DCD/POL) covers a significant range of policy issues, including: governance and anti-corruption; capacity development; conflict, peace and security issues and fragile states; environment; and gender equality and women’s empowerment. It also contributes to OECD-wide work on policy coherence for development. It engages members and observers through corresponding networks.
  • The Poverty Reduction and Growth Division (DCD/PRG) concentrates on the relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction (treated in the POVNET) through work on agriculture; private sector development; infrastructure; social protection; employment and labour markets. Aid for trade, private investment for development and untying of aid are also important parts of its work programme.
  • The Aid Effectiveness Division (DCD/EFF) supports the implementation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness of 2 March 2005. It services the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness (i.e. the international partnership, hosted by the DAC, of bilateral and multilateral donors and partner countries) which monitors the Paris commitments and reports on progress achieved against set targets. The division also supports specific work on public financial management, procurement and management for development results.
  • The Review and Evaluation Division (DCD/PEER) monitors the aid programmes, including humanitarian aid, of individual DAC members through peer reviews and country-level assessments. It also deals with evaluation, notably through the Network on Development Evaluation, which supports work on effectiveness and results-based management. In addition, it covers DAC outreach to non-DAC donors.
  • The Statistics and Monitoring Division (DCD/STAT) collects and compiles statistics on flows of aid and other resources, including their type, terms, sectoral breakdown, and geographical distribution among developing countries. It tracks performance against members’ ODA volume commitments.
  • The Aid Architecture and Financing Unit (DCD/AAF) carries out analytical work to address the information gap on current and future aid allocations in a more complex environment of actors. It examines current bilateral and multilateral aid allocations policies and practices, tracks donors’ future aid allocations and assesses efficiency of global aid allocation with a view of improving division of labour amongst donors.

DCD also works closely with other OECD development resources: … (full long text about DCD).

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