Some Military, Security Activities Can Be Considered Development Aid, OECD’s DAC Concludes

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Development aid revised to include some military and security activity — OECD
“The world’s biggest donors agreed on Friday to expand the definition of development aid to include limited forms of counter-terrorism measures and military activities or training, a move campaigners said could divert scarce funds away from the poorest people. Funding towards activities aimed at preventing violent extremism can now be reported as development aid, provided they are ‘are led by donor countries and their primary purpose is developmental,’ the Development Assistance Committee, a group that oversees what can be counted as aid, said in a statement…” (Zweynert, 1/19).

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