Development Co-operation Report 2018: Development Co-operation to Leave no one Behind. A Snapshot of DAC Μembers Approaches

The OECD’s 2018 Development Co-operation Report is focusing on how to apply the concept of leaving no one behind. The Report responds to demand from governments, policy makers, civil society and business for more clarity on how to ensure that no one is left behind in practice. The full 2018 Development Co-operation Report will be published in November 2018. The attached brochure compiles and presents the information provided by DAC (Development Assistance Committee) members in one document to ease access and comparison. Greece is presented in page 11 of the Brochure.

One key finding is that the majority of DAC members align with the principle/ambition of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of leaving no one behind.

DAC members address “leave no one behind” through two key lenses:

– Geography-countries most in need and targeted programmes in middle-income developing countries, notably to poorer regions and people who are marginalised, excluded.

– People and groups with a strong emphasis on eradicating poverty, reducing inequality, promoting social and economic inclusion and respect for human rights

DAC members consider that the focus on leaving no one behind is an important opportunity to seize; it opens new discussion about the priorities and targeting of development co-operation on vulnerabilities, equitable access and poverty eradication.

Key challenges include effective targeting of the people/groups that are left behind, data gaps and questions about the feasibility of ensuring no one is left behind combined with issues of political economy and how to mainstream it effectively.

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