Development Assistance Committee (DAC)

The Development Assistance Committee (DAC)

Luxembourg has been a member of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since 1992. The Committee serves as a unique international forum that consists of 32 members and has the distinction of bringing together the world's most significant providers of development aid. It is also responsible for establishing the list of countries and territories eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA).

DAC's Objective

The DAC mainly aims to promote cooperation policies that serve the Sustainable Development Programme for 2030. Its ambitions include:

  • The promotion of sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth.
  • The complete eradication of poverty.
  • The improvement of the standard of living in developing countries.
  • A vision of a future where no country will be dependent on aid.

How to Achieve This Objective

To realise its mission, the DAC has adopted a series of measures and strategies:

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Resources: The DAC ensures regular monitoring of resources that promote sustainable development, evaluates their effectiveness, and regularly informs the public and stakeholders of their impact.
  • Policy and Practice Review: The Committee examines current policies and best practices in development cooperation to ensure their effectiveness and compliance with international standards.
  • Promoting International Standards: The DAC works towards the establishment of universal standards to guide development actions.
  • Guidelines and Best Practices: Through analysis, the DAC identifies the best methods to adopt for maximising the impact of development cooperation. For instance, in 2022, new guidance for interacting with the private sector was put in place. In 2021, similar guidance was developed for interaction with civil society.
  • Peer Reviews: The DAC conducts "peer reviews" to assess the effectiveness of the development aid provided by its members. These reviews, carried out every five to six years, aim to share experiences and exchange best practices. Luxembourg, for example, was supposed to be reviewed in 2022, but this review has been postponed to 2024 due to the health crisis. You can find Luxembourg's 2017 "peer review" on the right.

Luxembourg's Development Cooperation Profile within the OECD

OECD's development cooperation profiles provide a detailed overview of official statistics concerning Official Development Assistance (ODA). They are an essential resource for understanding how development aid is distributed, analysed, and used, thus promoting more effective and strategic international cooperation.

Please find Luxembourg's development cooperation profile under the following link:

Luxembourg's Development Cooperation Profile

Additional Information

If you require further information, please consult the following links:

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