OECD Development Co-operation Report 2011

The Development Co-operation Report is the key annual reference document for statistics and analysis on trends in international aid. This special edition commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC). In his Introduction, DAC Chair J. Brian Atwood highlights the role the DAC has played over the past 50 years and signals its continuing relevance in meeting the challenges ahead. Chapters by former World Bank President James Wolfensohn, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka reflect on lessons learned over the past 50 years of development co-operation. Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, Hernando de Soto, President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Sadako Ogata, President of the Japan International Co-operation Agency, and R.K. Pachauri, Chair of the International Panel on Climate Change, provide insights on the challenges of gender equality, empowerment, inclusive development and climate change, respectively. Former DAC Chair Richard Manning and former Director General of the French Development Agency Jean-Michel Severino look ahead to future challenges for official development assistance. http://www.oecd.org/de/dacreport