Date 20 September 2017
Time 10.00–11.30 am (BST)
Location online webinar (register below)
Development Initiatives speakers Cordelia Lonsdale, Senior Policy & Engagement Adviser; Rob Tew, Head of Technical Development
About this webinar
The OECD DAC – the membership group of developed countries that provides official development assistance (ODA), or aid – has embarked on a process of modernising its system for how aid is monitored, measured and reported, potentially changing the fundamental nature of ODA. The rule changes are expected to be adopted at the next High Level Meeting in October 2017.
This free webinar will provide an overview of the key changes likely to be agreed in October. These include: changes to rules on ODA loans and debt relief; new purpose codes and sector codes; changes to in-donor refugee costs; the introduction of new forms of aid aimed at ‘mobilising’ private investments for development; and new peace and security related activities.
Participants will learn the basic facts about how modernised ODA will work, how this might affect incentives for DAC donors in their aid allocations, and how reported ODA numbers might be affected. We’ll also share a timeline for the process and its implementation.
The webinar is intended for those working directly on ODA policy and advocacy, as well as stakeholders in the wider aid community who need to understand the context for their work. Participants will have the opportunity to put questions to DI’s ODA experts in dedicated discussion time and to share their views on ODA modernisation with other webinar participants.
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Learn more about ODA modernisation
Background paper: ODA modernisation