OECD team inspects Slovakia’s development aid programme

A team from the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD – arrived in Slovakia on Monday, November 29 to evaluate the Slovak efforts to provide official humanitarian aid, the SITA newswire reported.

A team from the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD – arrived in Slovakia on Monday, November 29 to evaluate the Slovak efforts to provide official humanitarian aid, the SITA newswire reported.

The team consists of the head of the Development Cooperation Directorate of the OECD, Karen Jorgensen, the main analyst of the directorate, Michael Ward, Dutch delegate Bert van Geel and the UK’s delegate Roland Fox. The first results of the so-called Special Peer Review will be available by the end of next February.

During its five-day mission, the team will meet representatives of the state and the non-governmental sector which are jointly involved in the process of providing assistance. The mission’s results will be summed up at a briefing with Foreign Ministry State Secretary (i.e. Deputy Minister) Milan Ježovica on Friday.

OECD asked the Slovak Foreign Ministry to make the evaluation. “The goal is to assess and sum up the effort and effectiveness of DAC non-members in the sphere of development aid. By involving the Special Peer Review, Slovakia will get an unbiased and factual opinion from DAC OECD concerning the system of development assistance of Slovakia and recommendations how to proceed further to build up the system and make it effective and comparable with systems of assistance of advanced donors,” Danica Schuchmannová of the Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation (SAMRS) told the SITA newswire

The Committee will also have the chance to better understand the needs of new EU member states in this field.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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