OECD’s Development Assistance Committee Working To Become ‘More Inclusive And Broader’ To Help Reach SDGs

Devex: Setting out a new path for development aid
Erik Solheim, chair of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) and incoming executive director of the U.N. Environment Programme

“…We must move away from the perception that the OECD-DAC is an exclusive club of traditional donors that alone takes decisions on what counts as development cooperation. We need to change this, so that growing economies and recipients of aid have an active role in how the decisions are made. … Our future work will have to be even more inclusive and broader. That is why we now set down a panel that will propose options for a transformation and reformation of the DAC. … By sharing experiences and working with the same framework, both developing and developed countries will be better equipped to make sure all aid is spent well and effectively. I am optimistic that the new, transformed DAC will continue to be essential on our way to reaching the new and ambitious [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] — aiming for a future of peace, prosperity, and dignity for all” (6/2).