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Development Today | New DAC Chair opens for tougher advocacy role to safeguard ODA

Development Today | New DAC Chair opens for tougher advocacy role to safeguard ODA | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
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Innovative mechanisms can help to mobilise domestic finance

Innovative mechanisms can help to mobilise domestic finance | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
 Written by Philippe Orliange, Director for Strategy, Partnerships and Communication, Agence Française de Développement. This article is one in a series of ‘In my view’ pieces written by prominent …
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Businesses need to do more to fight against poverty

Businesses need to do more to fight against poverty | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
An ambitious and universal agenda, built on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has set us on a course to eradicate poverty and achieve (...)
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The challenge: Can social impact investment serve the “bottom of the pyramid”?

The challenge: Can social impact investment serve the “bottom of the pyramid”? | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Today’s post, by Julie Sunderland, Director of Program-Related Investments, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is published in collaboration with the 2016 OECD Development Co-operation Repor…
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The Citi Blog - “Doing Good While Doing Well” is the Mantra for SDG Success

The Citi Blog - “Doing Good While Doing Well” is the Mantra for SDG Success | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
A Mantra for SDG Success
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There’s a $2.5 trillion development investment gap. Blended finance could plug it

There’s a $2.5 trillion development investment gap. Blended finance could plug it | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
You might not have heard of blended finance, but it’s changing how we fund development.
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A new corporate performance measurement framework can encourage sustainable success, for business and for society | We Mean Business

A new corporate performance measurement framework can encourage sustainable success, for business and for society | We Mean Business | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
This article is one in a series of opinion pieces written by prominent authors on issues covered in the OECD Development Co-operation Report 2016: The Sustainable Development Goals as Business Opportunities. The report will be available on 18 July.
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Sida Director-General is new chair of OECD-DAC

The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) today appointed Director-General of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agenc
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Development aid is growing, but we still can't track how most is spent - Humanosphere

Development aid is growing, but we still can't track how most is spent - Humanosphere | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
The amount of money spent by wealthy countries reached an all-time high in 2015. But an aid transparency group says most of these countries are not living
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UK Aid Much Needed

UK Aid Much Needed | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Last year the British parliament passed a law that binds Britain to give away 0.7 per cent of national income in development assistance abroad. Britain is one of the few OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries that have met the United Nations ODA (Official Development Assistance) target for OECD countries.
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Britain is second only to US in world league table of aid spending

Britain is second only to US in world league table of  aid spending | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Read Britain is second only to US in world league table of aid spending latest on ITV News. All the World, Politics, Money news
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The challenge: How do we measure the mobilisation of private finance?

Massive amounts of private finance will be needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the same time, there is understandable pressure on official sector entities to demonstrate that their use of scarce public resources is having impact. While this makes it important for them to show how they are catalysing private investment, as discussed in a recent article, measuring this contribution is fraught with challenges.[1] The first challenge is definitional. Words like “mobilise,” “catalyse,” “leverage” and “additional” are often used interchangeably, with varying degrees of precision and consistency. A number of these concepts appear in the World Bank Group (WBG) “corporate scorecards”[2] — an integrated performance and results-reporting framework — which has presented us with a platform to distinguish the terms.
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Where impact investing meets sustainable development

Where impact investing meets sustainable development | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
The capacity of social impact investors to transform lives will depend on their ability to innovate.
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The challenge: How can foreign direct investment fulfil its development potential?

The challenge: How can foreign direct investment fulfil its development potential? | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Today’s post, by Karl P. Sauvant, Resident Senior Fellow, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia University, is published in collaboration with the 2016 OECD Development Co-opera…
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The public sector can do much to promote social impact investment in developing countries

The public sector can do much to promote social impact investment in developing countries | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
This post is written by Manuel Sager, Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.  This article is one in a series of ‘In my view’ pieces written by prominent author…
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The challenge: How can international co-operation help to put sustainable development at the core of business models?

The challenge: How can international co-operation help to put sustainable development at the core of business models? | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
The private sector has always been an essential actor in development, credited with fostering wealth, innovation and jobs – and many a time blamed for negative externalities. So in this new era, what is different about the role and the responsibilities of the private sector in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? It is different because sustainable development cannot be achieved without the active involvement of responsible businesses. The private sector will be essential in creating sustainable, productive and decent employment, economic prosperity, resilient infrastructure that underpins sustainable development, and innovations that create green growth and opportunities for all, especially the poor.
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GDN » Feature Story » In My View: Engaging the Private Sector in Sustainable Development Finance

GDN » Feature Story » In My View: Engaging the Private Sector in Sustainable Development Finance | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
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How Businesses Can Do Well By Doing Good

How Businesses Can Do Well By Doing Good | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
In 2015, when world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, we committed to the most inclusive, diverse and comprehensive and ambitiou
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Zayed’s legacy fondly remembered on Humanitarian Day

Zayed’s legacy fondly remembered on Humanitarian Day | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
The 19th day of Ramadan is marked as Zayed Humanitarian Day across the country
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Aid groups voice criticism of government’s new overseas aid plan

Aid groups voice criticism of government’s new overseas aid plan | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Groups identify flaws in Korea Aid, saying it appears to have been thrown together for Pres. Park’s recent trip to Africa
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Savage budget cuts pull Australia down in foreign aid rankings

Savage budget cuts pull Australia down in foreign aid rankings | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
On every measure of generosity there is, Australia's foreign aid ranking is falling behind that of other advanced countries.
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Pascal Corbé's curator insight, May 9, 2016 3:27 AM
"The 2016-17 budget imposed a further cut of A$224 million. When the global donor rankings are updated next year, this additional cut, combined with the second half of the A$1 billion 2015-16 cut, is likely to drag Australia down even further.
"The 2016-17 budget imposed a further cut of A$224 million. When the global donor rankings are updated next year, this additional cut, combined with the second half of the A$1 billion 2015-16 cut, is likely to drag Australia down even further."
 
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Iceland Below Average in Aid Contributions

Iceland Below Average in Aid Contributions | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Worldwide development aid topped USD 131.6 billion (ISK 16,400 billion) last year—which is a 6.9 percent increase on the year before. That figure includes a near-doubling of funding towards helping refugees, up to USD 12 billion (ISK 1,500 billion).
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OECD findings: Luxembourg exceeds UN official development assistance target

OECD findings: Luxembourg exceeds UN official development assistance target | OECD DAC in the news | Scoop.it
Luxemburger Wort - Luxembourg is one of only six countries in the OECD development assistance committee to have exceeded the UN's official development assistance (ODA) target in 2015.
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