Development Co-operation Report 2007
The Development Co-operation Report, issued by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), is the key annual reference document for statistics and analysis on the latest trends in international aid.
Five years ago, in his first Report as DAC Chair, Richard Manning proposed a dozen indicators to measure the development community’s efforts to reduce poverty. This year, in his last year as Chair of the DAC, Manning takes a step back and assesses how the world has actually fared: "Overall, we are seeing clear signs of robust though uneven progress in many countries [...]; the annual number of infant and child deaths appears finally to have fallen below 10 million." How did this come about? Manning explores the reasons for this encouraging news, pointing to lessons to be learned about strategy, organisational management and the way aid is delivered. The Report also describes ongoing efforts to put the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness into practice, with a particular focus on health.
The DAC prides itself on being the definitive source of bilateral statistics on the global aid effort, including DAC members and other donors. This Report offers an overview of the full scope of the work undertaken by the DAC, demonstrating why this is the place “where governments come together to make aid work.”
This issue is also published on line as part of our efforts to improve the accessibility of key OECD DAC work. This way, we can respond to the needs of the aid community by giving prompt and easy access to the best available analyses and statistics.