Financial support to the Programme of Work and Budget of the OECD Development Assistance Committee 2023-2024
Switzerland’s support to the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) aims at maximizing the impact and effectiveness of international development cooperation towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries, ensuring that no one is left behind. Through knowledge sharing, joint learning and standards setting, the DAC contributes to enhance the coordination and coherence of international cooperation.
Conflict & fragility
Women’s equality organisations and institutions
Public sector policy
Sector not specified
- Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
The pandemic has set back many hard-fought development gains and highlighted the interdependence of our economic and social systems. In 2020, an additional 100 million people were pushed into poverty and many of the social gains of the last 20 years have been lost. The war in Ukraine, the lasting effects of the pandemic and the climate crisis have critical consequences for developing countries. An increasing number of co-operation actors, modalities, and sources of finance have emerged in recent years, providing muchneeded additional contributions while at the same time increasing the complexity of interventions
The OECD DAC, which brings together 31 OECD bilateral donors, is well positioned to drive development assistance transformation, with a view to maximize its collective impact. The OECD offers multi-disciplinary analytical expertise to Members and Partners on how best to undertake development co-operation and respond to global development challenges.
The OECD DAC is of high relevance for Switzerland. The DAC principles and standards, as well as the regular avenues for joint learning inform Switzerland’s development cooperation approaches and modalities of engagement and contribute to enhance its quality and relevance. At the same time, the DAC opens opportunities for Switzerland to influence and shape the international cooperation agenda.
To strengthen the role of development cooperation to support collective action to address the complexity and interconnectedness of the 2030 Agenda (DAC Programme of Work and Budget, 2023-2024).
The mandate of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) establishes its overarching objective as promoting “development co-operation and other relevant policies so as to contribute to implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.
OECD DAC Members (including Switzerland) as well as development organisation (multilateral, international NGOs, foundations etc.).
Final beneficiaries are the developing countries benefiting from more transparent and efficient ODA support.
1) Improved understanding among development co-operation providers of major trends affecting the global finance for sustainable development system, and strategic positioning of the OECD and the DAC to influence the Financing for Development process.
2) Improved awareness, transparency and accountability of development cooperation policies, ODA allocations, including on climate and environment, and good practices for achieving the SDGs.
3) Strengthened development co-operation effectiveness, and an improved understanding of the benefits of applying the effectiveness principles, to accelerate progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda, both at the DAC and through the Global Partnership on Effective Development Co-operation.
- The integrity of ODA is maintained to hold members accountable for their ODA commitments
- DAC Members adapt to new realities in the development landscape, delivering more inclusive, and impactful development cooperation, while also ensuring the integrity and quality of ODA (peer reviews)
- Development cooperation providers are better equipped to learn, and are held accountable.
- A permanent governance arrangement for TOSSD (international forum) is ensured
- Two toolkits on Civil Society produced and published
- New GPEDC monitoring framework and process are rolled out
- One monitoring report on implementation of the DAC Recommendation on the Humanitarian Development Peace Nexus is available
- The operationalization of the DAC Recommendation on the Humanitarian Development Peace Nexus started, including one monitoring report, related research and events, including in partnership with the informal DAC-UN Dialogue
Results from previous phases:
- Publication of the Developpement Co-operation Reports “Shaping a Just Digital transformation” (2021) and “Debating the Aid System” (early 2023)
- Adopting private sector instruments (PSI) reporting methods
- Review of migration-related activities reported in ODA , clarifying the ODA eligibility of migration-related activities
- Review of the OECD DAC Community of Practice on Private Finance for Sustainable Development
- 6 peer reviews conducted and 11 mid-term review (including Switzerland 2022)
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
OECD Development Assistance Committee
|Coordination with other projects and actors||
Other OECD Directorates or entities, including the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, the Center for Tax policy and Administration, the Development Center, the Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development Unit.
UN; World Bank.
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 2’787’500 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 1’115’000|
|Project phases||Phase 13 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2024 (Current phase) Phase 11 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020 (Active) Phase 10 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018 (Active) Phase 9 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016 (Completed) Phase 8 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014 (Completed) Phase 7 01.01.2011 - 31.12.2012 (Completed)|