Review of the ODA framework

Our demands

  • Partnerships for sustainable development should comply with the local ownership of development processes, whereby all relevant stakeholders, including local communities and CSOs can be actively involved. We also call on donors to uphold the integrity of ODA and of effectiveness agenda.
  • Call on DAC members to immediately reverse the decline in ODA as a share of GNI, fulfil and where possible exceed the 0.7% target for ODA in the form of unconditional grants and technical support;
  • Call on all donors to ensure that development aid is not diverted but reinforces humanitarian response to the crisis and to ensure that emergency responses are aligned with developing country priorities without conditionalities.
The dimension of Gender Equality

While structural challenges are addressed at the global level, ODA is still a means to promote gender equality. Although the active presence of the feminist and women’s movement is the main indicator of the steady increase of gender equality measures in a country, and although we are in a time where more funding has been allocated to gender equality, it has to be said that only 1% of it is allocated to feminist and women’s organizations, networks and movements.

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from both North and South have a long history of informal engagement with the DAC. In recent years, CSOs have come together to an informal network to coordinate their engagement with the DAC on issues of shared interest, for instance, the ODA modernisation process.

The thematic working groups are:

  • DAC Reform
  • ODA and Private Sector
  • ODA and In-Donor Refugee Costs and Migration
  • ODA, Peace and Security
  • Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD): 
  • Development Effectiveness
  • ODA and Climate
  • Domestic Resource Mobilisation

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Effective development cooperation (EDC) is a framework that seeks to shape and align development programs and policies to ensure that all stakeholder, especially those belonging to the marginalised sectors, are involved in the process of addressing the structural causes of poverty, inequality, and social marginalisation. It embodies four shared principles:

  • Ownership of development priorities by developing countries
  • Transparency and shared responsibility 
  • Inclusive partnership for development
  • A focus on results

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The Feminist Group at the CPDE is an open and organised constituency with a common purpose: contributing to ensure that the CPDE, GPEDC and other relevant development effectiveness policy arenas apply a feminist approach to development cooperation and fulfil the list of asks collected in the “Key Demands from Women’s Rights Organisations and Gender Equality Advocates to the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness and the Development Cooperation Forum".