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Development cooperation is adjusting to the new demands of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the increasingly complex and diverse development landscape. However, stakeholders must to more in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda and its aim to leave no one behind. 

In 2018, net ODA by DAC member countries was $149.3 billion measured on a cash flow basis, down 2.7 per cent from 2017 in real terms. This drop reflects a decrease of in-donor refugee costs reported as aid, whose share represented 7.1 per cent of total net ODA, compared to 11 per cent in 2016. Excluding these costs, net ODA levels were stable compared to 2017. Total humanitarian aid amounted to $15.3 billion in 2018, dropping by 8 per cent, the first annual decline since 2012.

See: OECD (2019): Development aid drops in 2018, especially to neediest countries. Available from: http://www.oecd.org/newsroom/development-aid-drops-in-2018-especially-to-neediest-countries.htm.


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