Evaluation Insights on Food Security – DAC EvalNet

With food security rising to the top of development agendas, the DAC EVALNET decided to take stock of evaluation evidence. A systematic review, commissioned by IOB Netherlands, examines evidence on the impact of interventions aimed at improving food security through agriculture production, value chain development, market reform and land tenure. The findings are summarised in… Read More Evaluation Insights on Food Security – DAC EvalNet

Development Partners to join in Busan HLF-4 for more Effectiveness | www.weitzenegger.de

Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) Busan, Korea, 29 November to 1 December 2011 At the fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness approximately 2000 delegates from 160 governments, parliaments, international organisations, civil society and the private sector will review global progress in improving the impact and value for money of development aid… Read More Development Partners to join in Busan HLF-4 for more Effectiveness | www.weitzenegger.de

Development Partners to join in Busan HLF-4 for more Effectiveness | www.weitzenegger.de

Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) Busan, Korea, 29 November to 1 December 2011 At the fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness approximately 2000 delegates from 160 governments, parliaments, international organisations, civil society and the private sector will review global progress in improving the impact and value for money of development aid… Read More Development Partners to join in Busan HLF-4 for more Effectiveness | www.weitzenegger.de

Key Documents and Websites to follow the HLF-4

A collection of useful and key documents on Aid Effectiveness are openly available on this OECD page http://tinyurl.com/6awtvd6 to read, reproduce, quote or disseminate in view of making information on Aid Effectiveness, as well as the work of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness. Official Event Site http://www.aideffectiveness.org/busanHLF-4/ Official OECD Site http://tinyurl.com/3zemvor UN Aid Effectiveness… Read More Key Documents and Websites to follow the HLF-4

New OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Ministers from OECD and developing economies will today agree new guidelines to promote more responsible business conduct by multinational enterprises, and a second set of guidance to limit the use of conflict minerals. Forty-two countries will commit to new, tougher standards of corporate behaviour in the updated Guidelines for Multinational… Read More New OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

OECD establishes tax and development task force

With developing countries and other key stakeholders – including NGOs and business – as members, the Task Force will develop clear and effective mechanisms to make progress in the field of tax and development. It will convene in early 2010 as an informal group representative of all stakeholders, to develop clear and effective mechanisms for… Read More OECD establishes tax and development task force

Development Aid at its highest level ever in 2008

In 2008, total net official development assistance (ODA) from members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) rose by 10.2% in real terms to USD 119.8 billion. This is the highest dollar figure ever recorded. It represents 0.30% of members’ combined gross national income. Bilateral development projects and programmes have been on a rising trend… Read More Development Aid at its highest level ever in 2008

Key reading on ex-ante Poverty Impact Assessment

Promoting Pro-Poor growth: A Practical Guide to ex-ante Poverty Impact Assessment http://www.oecd.org/document/… This practical guide, developed by the DAC Network on Poverty Reduction (POVNET), is designed to help staff in developing countries and in aid agencies to plan and execute PIAs and to interpret their findings, the ultimate goal being to design and implement more… Read More Key reading on ex-ante Poverty Impact Assessment

OECD countries reaffirmed commitments to open trade and aid

OECD countries have pledged to abstain from trade protectionism as part of a concerted drive to shore up the world economy and combat recession. They also have reaffirmed their commitments on aid to developing countries. Already in November 2008, at a meeting of the OECD’s Executive Committee in Special Session, OECD countries agreed to sustain… Read More OECD countries reaffirmed commitments to open trade and aid

OECD publishes Principles and guidelines to promote sustainable lending practices in the provision of Official Export Credits to Low Income Countries

The provision of official export credits to public and publicly guaranteed buyers in low income countries should reflect Sustainable Lending practices (lending that supports a borrowing country’s economic and social progress without endangering its financial future and long-term development prospects). Export Credits Guarantees (ECG) Members agree to apply principles to obtain reasonable assurances that their… Read More OECD publishes Principles and guidelines to promote sustainable lending practices in the provision of Official Export Credits to Low Income Countries