U.K. Signals Willingness To Break From OECD Definition Of Official Development Assistance
Devex: U.K. will ‘continue to reassess’ its use of ODA definition if reforms cannot be made
“The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development has reaffirmed it is not afraid to break the international rules governing aid spending and hinted it could run with its own definition if it does not achieve the ‘modernization agenda’ it is seeking. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee currently sets the rules for its 30 member countries, covering the majority of development aid spent globally. However, the U.K. has been pushing for several years to broaden what can be counted as official development assistance under the committee’s rules…” (Edwards, 9/13).