Financial support to the Programme of Work and Budget (PWB) of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) 2019-2020

Projet terminé

Switzerland’s support to the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) aims at maximizing the impact of international development cooperation towards achieving the sustainable development goals in the least developed countries, ensuring that no one is left behind, while catalyzing support from other actors to finance sustainable development in a complementary and coordinated way.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Monde entier
Conflit & fragilité
Changement climatique & environnement

Prévention des conflits
Politique de l’environnement
Organisations et institutions pour l'égalité des femmes
Organisations contre la corruption
Participation démocratique et société civile
Politique du secteur publique
01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020
CHF  2’900’000
Contexte In an international context marked by increased concerns about climate change, persisting inequalities, protracted conflicts, growing distrust towards governmental institutions and multilateralism, official development assistance (ODA) is at a critical juncture. Even more so as the development cooperation landscape is marked by a growing diversity of financing sources, providers and forms of cooperation which not only opens new avenues but also requires sustained collaboration and dialogue for maximizing impact towards sustainable development. In this evolving context, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is a key institution for catalyzing support for the realization of the 2030 Agenda in developing countries. As member of the DAC, Switzerland is actively involved in shaping the work and priorities of the DAC and its subsidiary bodies for it to remain fit for purpose.
Objectifs To strenghten and transform development cooperation to deliver the 2030 Agenda, leaving no one behind (OECD DAC, Programme of Work and Budget 2019-2020).
Groupes cibles OECD DAC members (including Switzerland).
Effets à moyen terme
  1. Effective financing for sustainable development results in developing countries
  2. Effective development cooperation through reviews and evidence
  3. Effective development cooperation, policies and dialogue for sustainable development
  4. Partnerships for the global development cooperation architecture

Principaux résultats attendus:  

1.1  Defining measurement standards to ensure high quality data on financing sustainable development at global level;

2.1 Delivering accountability and learning through DAC peer reviews, midterm reviews and thematic peer learning exercises;

2.2  Delivering more and better evidence for development cooperation through data for development, results based management and evaluation;

3.1 Accountable, effective and inclusive institutions: evidence, collective learning, policy guidance and monitoring of ODA and common influencing on governance and development;

3.2 Gender equality and women’s empowerment: evidence, collective learning, policy guidance and monitoring of ODA and common influencing on gender quality;

3.3  Crises and fragility: evidence, collective learning, policy guidance and monitoring of ODA and common influencing crisis and fragility;

3.4  Provide evidence, analysis and guidance on environment, climate change and development;

4.1 A multi-stakeholder platform monitoring effectiveness of development cooperation in support of mutual accountability and proving evidence to inform dialogues and guidance on effective development cooperation;

4.2 Outreach, engagement and civil society dialogue and policy guidance.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

Key results and insights from previous phase


In 2017-2018, Switzerland actively engaged in the DAC working parties and policy networks. Key achievements include:


  • Switzerland’s DAC peer review successfully conducted;
  • Credible ODA statistical system maintained;
  • Increased emphasis on accountability towards partner countries (vs domestic accountability) and steering and learning based on results;
  • Switzerland successfully advocated for the DAC results community to concretise results monitoring of Leaving no one behind (LNOB). The work on LNOB in the results community led to the OECD choosing LNOB as topic for the 2018 Development Cooperation Report;
  • Concrete products published and disseminated by the  GENDERNET and GOVNET (co-chaired by Switzerland) allowing the DAC to remain a key actor on gender and governance issues;
  • Increased external engagement and political role of the International network on conflict and fragility (INCAF) within the international system; positions of members as critical stakeholders in global development discussions amplified; greater shared progress towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in fragile and conflict-affected states.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Coopération avec l'Europe de l'Est
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Autre organisation internationale
  • Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques
  • OECD Development Assistance Committee

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs

Other OECD Directorates and offices, including the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF), the Center for Tax policy and Administration (CTPA), the Development Center (DEV), the Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Unit.

UN, World Bank.

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    2’900’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    2’900’000
Phases du projet Phase 13 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2024   (Phase en cours)

Phase 11 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2020   (Completed)

Phase 10 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018   (Completed) Phase 9 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 8 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 7 01.01.2011 - 31.12.2012   (Completed)