Development Assistance Measures

Support measures in the area of official development assistance involve voluntary bilateral commitments made by donor countries, higher levels of grant aid and reduced levels of tied aid. At the multilateral level, several organizations of the UN system earmark a proportion of their budgets for LDCsLeast Developed Countries. Some bilateral and multilateral donors have also established LDC specific funds.
 

Development ISMs Development ISMs

Korea provides favorable loan conditions to LDCs

The Economic Development Cooperation Fund of Korea, administered by the Export-Import Bank of...

UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

UNCDF is the UN's capital investment agency for the LDCs. It creates new opportunities for poor...

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When should concessional loans be reported as ODA?

Members of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

Targeting ODA towards LDCs: larger flows or smaller commitments?

The donor community has been increasingly interested in addressing shortcomings in the access to...

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ONE proposes strategy to increase ODA flows to LDCs

ONE, the international campaigning and advocacy organization, released a new report on the...

Financing for Development: what is at stake for the LDCs

The Permanent Mission of Benin and Chair of the Global Coordination Bureau of the Group of...

ISM in the spotlight ISM in the spotlight

SPOTLIGHT: Recent trends in ODA to LDCs

The early release of 2011 ODA data indicates that some donors are dropping below the 0.20 GNI/capita target in 2011. Fiscal austerity in many of the donor countries is bound to further reduce ODA, also to LDCs. However, several donor countries increased aid. What can be done to achieve the ODA...

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Bilateral aid from DAC members to LDCs fell by 16 per cent in 2014

Member countries of OECD-DAC spent over US$135 billion on development assistance in 2014. When...

UNCDF expenditures in LDCs

The UNCDF programme expenditures reached around $53.4 million in 2014, of which LDCs received...

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SPOTLIGHT: Do donors really give increasing priority to LDCs?

In the last decade, it appears that donors have given increasing priority to LDCs. The share of ODA provided to LDCs increased from 26 per cent in 2000 to 34.4 per cent in 2010 (MDG GAP Task Force...
Bilateral ODA

Monitoring ODA Targets

Is any organization monitoring the bilateral ODA targets set in the Istanbul Programme of Action? For instance, from what I understand, the Netherlands reached the 0.20 target but is now below that....
Bilateral ODA

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Abel Adekola, University of Wisconsin - Stout

Abel Adekola - Dean and Professor, International Management at the College of Management,...

Evelyn Wamboye, Penn State University

Evelyn Wamboye – Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Penn State University. Dr....

Raymond Saner, Basle University

Raymond Saner - Professor, Economics Department, Basle University. Dr. Saner's research covers a...

Yasmin Ahmad, Manager Data Collections Unit, OECD

Yasmin Ahmad - Manager, Data Collections Unit in the Statistics & Monitoring Division...

Saima Ilyas, External Relations Specialist, UNFPA

Saima Ilyas - External Relations Specialist in the Executive Board and External Relations Branch...