Non-DAC development cooperation

Approaches to measuring and monitoring South-South cooperation

Data use

Southern providers themselves recognise the benefits of such measuring and monitoring – it enables South–South cooperation to maximise its unique contribution to Agenda 2030. Moreover, there is a clear demand for better information from partner countries. Better data would support monitoring and evaluation, improve effectiveness, explore synergies with other resources and ensure accountability to a […]


Development cooperation and transparency in Brazil

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The briefing was co-authored by Alice Amorim, Associate – Gestão de Interesse Público (Public Interest Management) These reports are: Brazil as an international actor presents the domestic debate on Brazil as a provider of development cooperation. Transparency in Brazil provides an overview of domestic initiatives to enhance transparency, foster access to information and disseminate open […]


South Africa’s transfers to international organisations focus on Africa and UN

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South Africa is both a recipient and a provider of development cooperation. Transfers to international organisations were a third of its 2012/13 development cooperation budget. Three-quarters of these funds went to African organisations and the UN. There is limited information available on how much South Africa contributes to international development. But our estimates based on […]


Should we celebrate the creation of the New Development Bank?

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Co-authored by Alice de Moraes Amorim Vogas, an associate at GIP – Public Interest Management in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   The New Development Bank established at the BRICS Summit in Fortaleza on 14–16 July could play a key role in supporting sustainable development and ending poverty. But to make this happen, we need a clear definition of its role, […]


The mix of development financing instruments for a country like Uganda

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On 10 July, Development Initiatives convened an ‘Africa Counts’ roundtable forum in Kampala, Uganda, to bring together stakeholders to discuss the mix of instruments that play a role in financing the development of Uganda. This aimed to create a realisation that all available resources need to be viewed holistically to better understand how they can […]


Turkey’s aid doubled in 2012

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Turkey gave double the amount of official development assistance (ODA) in 2012 (US$2.6 billion) as in 2011 (US$1.3 billion). Most of this increase went to Syria, which received US$1 billion. While Turkey is an emerging source of development cooperation, it was the largest provider of ODA in 2012. Initial 2013 data suggests Turkey’s ODA has risen further. […]


Brazil’s growing development cooperation focuses on neighbouring countries

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Brazil’s development cooperation reached US$1 billion in 2010, with two thirds going to Latin American countries and one quarter to sub-Saharan Africa. Poverty levels do not appear to drive Brazil’s resource allocation decisions. Between 2009 and 2010, Brazil’s development cooperation increased by 74% to reach US$1 billion. The largest component of Brazil’s support is for […]


BRICS and Arab countries drove development cooperation increases

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Development cooperation from non-DAC providers increased by more than four times between 2000 and 2011. Arab countries’ cooperation increased by five times and cooperation from the BRICS by four times. Development cooperation from non-DAC providers increased from US$3.9 billion in 2000 to US$16.8 billion in 2011. Both the Arab countries* and the BRICS** saw their […]


Development cooperation from emerging providers is rising

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Gross disbursements, US$ billions Development cooperation from emerging providers reached an estimated US$16.8 billion in 2011, accounting for 10% of combined flows from OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors and emerging providers. This is the highest share since 2000, with levels more than quadrupling, while aid from DAC donors only doubled. While emerging donors’ development […]