OECD Global Forum: Building Trust and Reinforcing Democracy

Plenary Session 4: Current geopolitical challenges: consequences for official development assistance

Nov 17, 2022 | 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

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The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has a long-standing and strong commitment to open, democratic and inclusive societies and to use development co-operation to support democracy, the rule of law and human rights, including freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and association. Current events, and in particular the war in Ukraine, are redrawing the global geopolitical map in ways that will have immediate and far-reaching consequences for international development cooperation. This challenges how DAC members can continue pursuing the commitment towards enabling democratic governance, and will require adjusted and adapted approaches to better juggle the democratic agenda with contemporary challenges. This session will explore how official development assistance can continue support democratic forces in a fundamentally changing geopolitical context.

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