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ODA and Private Sector Instruments: new rules raise major concerns

Added 10 Jan 2018

Moves towards the greater involvement of the private sector in Official Development Assistance (ODA, or "aid") could have a negative impact on the quality and quantity of development aid. This paper sets out Eurodad's concerns with the direction taken by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) towards encouraging the use of Private Sector Instruments (PSIs), the current status of PSI negotiations, and the potential pitfalls of incentivising PSIs.