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Survey Says: Donors Bullish on MICs, Bearish on LICs (Warning: heavy on acronyms)

Jeroen Kwakkenbos

06 Nov 2014 14:36:26

I have just gone through the results of the 2014 survey by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) on donor countries’ forward spending plans and it points out some worrying emerging trends, in particular a continuing decline in aid to the poorest countries. Alongside the more high-profile failure to meet the overall aid target of 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI), this trend further undermines the credibility of donor countries stated commitment to development and poverty eradication. The survey raises several other concerns related to donor ‘herding’ of aid to a small set of ‘donor darling’ countries and challenges of predictability of aid resources, so it is certainly worth a closer look. Below I highlight some ...
In a response to the OECD’s February report Addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting, 58 campaigning organisations say it’s time to make multinationals pay their fair share of tax. Eurodad, Christian Aid and others call on the OECD and G20 to work ...