The Donor Tracker seeks to advance and support progress in global development by providing advocates with easy access to high-quality quantitative and qualitative strategic information to support their work.
The Donor Tracker is a unique online resource that offers free, independent, up-to-date analysis of 14 major OECD donors. Covering 90% of the world’s official development assistance (ODA), the Donor Tracker provides data-driven insights on strategic priorities, funding trends, decision-making and key opportunities.
The German government has ratified its 15th Development Policy Report, which summarizes development-related work across all government agencies during the last four years. The report was published by the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and highlights the growing importance of development policy worldwide. It was developed as a joint-initiative of stakeholders from politics, academia, business, and civil society.
On April 18, 2017, the Swedish government submitted its ‘Spring Fiscal Policy Bill’ for 2018 along with its proposal for the 2017 ‘Supplementary Budget’ to parliament. Both proposals are based on agreement between the government parties - the Social Democrats and the Green Party - and the Left Party, and both discuss Sweden's Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget. They will be voted on in June 2017, following parliamentary debate.
The Spring Fiscal Policy Bill foresees an ODA budget at 1% of GNI for 2018, up from 0.99% in 2017 (SEK46.1 billion; US$5.5 billion).
The Supplementary Budget proposal outlines adjustments to the current 2017 ODA budget, including:
The first Global Sustainability Forum (GSF) takes place from May 2 to 4, 2017, in Rome. Following the Paris Climate Agreement and global commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), GSF aims to stimulate debate on specific policies that are required to shift current business models towards sustainability, and to be a bridge between political leaders, civil society, media, and young people. Nobel-prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz is a featured speaker, and will open the proceedings with a lecture on the interlinkages between inequality and sustainability. GSF is co-chaired by Khalid Malik, former Director of the Human Development Report to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) hosts an event aimed at ensuring the latest research on agriculture reaches development practitioners. In an effort to achieve quick impact, the importance of harnessing existing R&D is often overlooked, despite a high return on investment, argues the Commission. The event aims to address this problem. Key speakers include Bernard Rey, Deputy Head of Unit, Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, and Martin Kropff, Director-General, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) and Interim Chair of the CGIAR System Management Board.
Location: Brussels (also available as a webcast).
There is a lot of data available out there on official development assistance – but there is not a lot of in-depth analysis to help people understand the political and practical contexts in which donors make their ODA funding decisions. The Donor Tracker pulls this all together.
”— Ann Starrs, President and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute in New York
The Donor Tracker is an excellent tool for advocates everywhere to understand ODA budget processes in other countries and who the key players are in development policy.
”— Dr Christoph Benn, Director of External Relations at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Geneva
The Donor Tracker provides advocates working in global development with information that is critical for their work: It explains how political decisions are taken, what kind of strategic priorities donors have and helps them to identify key advocacy opportunities during the political year.
”— Joe Cerrell, Managing Director, Global Policy and Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
To advance the global health agenda, it is important to understand how donors think: What is important to them, what do they fund? Which political factors influence their preferences? The Donor Tracker responds to these questions for every major donor. It’s incredibly useful.
”— Dean Jamison, Professor of Global Health at the University of California in San Francisco