More documents from Ashoff, Guido

Export to your Reference Manger

Please Copy & Paste



Bookmark and Share

The OECD's Development Assistance Committee and German Development Cooperation : A Relationship under Scrutiny

Der Entwicklungshilfeausschuß der OECD und die deutsche Entwicklungszusammenarbeit: ein Verhältnis auf dem Prüfstand
[working paper]

Ashoff, Guido

Citation Suggestion

Please use the following Persistent Identifier (PID) to cite this document:

Further Details
Corporate Editor Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik gGmbH
Abstract "The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is a coordinating body of the major bilateral donors which seeks to improve the effectiveness of development cooperation. The DAC’s work focuses on three areas: (1) the setting of quality standards for development cooperation and the uniform recording of resource flows and aid performance, (2) policy coordination through the establishment of guidelines for important areas of development cooperation and (3) periodic reviews of the members' aid policies and programmes in the light of the common standards and guidelines (aid reviews). Some criticism of the DAC emerged from the German development cooperation community in the past. The two most important criticisms were that (1) the DAC was exceeding its mandate by claiming to implement a strategy of its own, which was formulated in the 1996 document 'Shaping the 21st Century: The Contribution of Development Cooperation' ('S 21'); (2) the DAC had expanded its work programme too far and was neglecting its core tasks." (excerpt)
Keywords OECD; economic cooperation; criticism; international organization; EU; development aid; quality assurance; development policy; coordination; synergy; evaluation; Federal Republic of Germany; developing country; Australia; Japan; Canada; New Zealand; Switzerland; United States of America
Classification International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy
Method descriptive study
Document language English
Publication Year 2000
City Berlin
Page/Pages 5 p.
Series Briefing Paper, 1
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
data provider This metadata entry was indexed by the Special Subject Collection Social Sciences, USB Cologne