Development Assistance Committee (DAC)

A Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is a key Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development forums in which the major bilateral donors work together to increase the effectiveness of their common efforts to support sustainable development. The DAC concentrates on how international development cooperation contributes to the capacity of developing countries to participate in the global economy and the capacity of people to overcome poverty and participate fully in their societies. Members of the DAC are expected to have certain common objectives concerning the conduct of their aid programs. To this end, guidelines have been prepared for development practitioners in capitals and in the field.