The international community is committed to helping partner countries meet the Millennium Development Goal of halving global poverty by 2015. Effective use of scarce Official Development Assistance is one important contribution to this end.

This is why the development community, under the auspices of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), is dedicated to implementing improvements in aid practices that deliver more effective and harmonised support to the efforts of partner countries. The good practices presented here have been designed to respond to this concern. They represent a set of practical steps that – if applied by development agencies – should significantly improve the effectiveness of development assistance, while maintaining the same standards of quality. 

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Publisher: OECD, 2003