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

Grants and concessional loans from Germany

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development  (BMZ) awards grants...

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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ODA flows to LDCs in 2012: bilateral ODA declined significantly but how about multilateral development aid?

by Hiroshi Kawamura (*) Many in the donor community have expressed concern over the news from...

Untying aid for LDCs: Trends and implication

Between 2000 and 2010, the proportion of untied OECD DAC bilateral aid to LDCs has increased from...

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OECD finds slowing ODA growth in LDCs

The Chair of the DAC of OECD published the Development Co-operation Report 2014 : Mobilising...

Development aid at highest level ever in 2013

Official development aid has increased in 2013 by 6.1 %, reaching its highest level ever; a...

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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What are ODA related support measures?

ODA are resource flows to developing countries which are: (a) provided by official agencies; (b)...

New Survey Results

    Surveys on ODA-related support measures were addressed to bilateral and...

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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....

Nicola Crosta, Head of Knowledge, Policy & Advocacy, UNCDF

Mr. Nicola Crosta - Responsible for UNCDF's Knowledge-Management, Policy and Advocacy. Prior to...

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...