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At a meeting at the OECD in Paris on the future of development aid, governments of the world’s richest countries promoted the use of development aid to support private investment in poor countries, but failed to focus on the rules and safeguards needed to make sure it supports the people most in need.
The DAC’s reform process offers an opportunity to develop rigorous and demanding criteria and standards to better regulate the use of aid in private sector investments. The following recommendations aim at ensuring the reform leads to a principled approach.
Development aid has reached an all-time high, but with 900 million people still living in extreme poverty much more needs to be done, says Oxfam.
The governments of rich states today cleared the way for the diversion of development aid away from the poorest.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is currently discussing changes
Governments across Europe are planning to divert scarce development aid budgets to cover security and defense costs, anti-poverty campaigners understand.