How ODA modernization can improve finance for development

Erik Solheim, chairman of the OECD-DAC, holds a prop megaphone with the words “Do as I do – cancel debt.” Should debt relief be considered as official development assistance? Photo by: Kjetil G. Abildsnes / SLUG / CC BY-NC-SA

The Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is quietly implementing a reform process that offers a crucial opportunity for donor governments to identify what should be considered official development assistance.

This year’s ODA modernization process could have a significant impact on the “quality and credibility of aid,” yet few people — even those within the development community — are aware that such reforms are underway, Catherine Blampied, policy manager for research and publications at the ONE Campaign, told Devex.

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    Eva Donelli

    As a correspondent based in Brussels, Eva Donelli covers EU development policy issues and actors, from the EU institutions to the international NGO community. Eva was previously at the United Nations Regional Information Center for Western Europe and in the European Parliament's press office. As a freelance reporter, she has contributed to Italian and international magazines covering a wide range of issues, including EU affairs, development policy, social protection and nuclear energy. She speaks fluent English, French and Spanish in addition to her native Italian.