The $100 billion dollar question: what does the latest OECD report tell us?

Tracy Carty Climate Change

Climate change is deadly, costly, and those least responsible for causing it are being hardest hit. In 2009 developed countries* committed to mobilise $100 billion per year by 2020 to help developing countries adapt to climate change and reduce their emissions. Two weeks ago Oxfam published its Shadow report on climate finance 2020 which assesses progress towards that goal based …

DAC criteria: The hand that rocks the cradle

Stephen Porter Methodology, Real Geek 1 Comment

Stephen Porter gives his thoughts on the OECD’s latest consultation on the revision of the Development Assistance Committee’s evaluation criteria (DAC criteria). The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has launched a consultation on revising the Development Assistance Committee’s (DAC) evaluation criteria through a survey. The DAC criteria are important because they inform how international development is undertaken within commitments …

Can official development assistance be reformed to help the poorest countries?

james Aid Leave a Comment

The rules defining official development assistance, a key poverty reduction tool, are currently being revised by the OECD. But if governments and citizens from the South are not consulted more, this reform is likely to be in their detriment. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is currently revising the rules defining what can be counted as official development …