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Sida’s Director-General Charlotte Petri Gornitzka appointed new Chair of the DAC

Updated: 8 July 2016

The OECD announced on Friday, July 8th, that Sida’s Director-General Charlotte Petri Gornitzka is the new Chair of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC). 

- I look forward to continue to push for important development issues in one of the most influential organisations in the world of development cooperation. Being appointed Chair of the DAC is a success for Sweden and an exciting challenge for me, says Charlotte Petri Gornitzka.

A convincing majority of the OECD/DAC member states endorsed Charlotte Petri Gornitzka after a short candidacy and interviews in Paris. The strong support for the Director-General resulted in the decision by committee to select her as the new Chair. 

- I aim to further develop the mechanism for peer learning and review within the DAC as it is an important tool for improving quality and efficiency in international development cooperation, says Charlotte Petri Gornitzka.

 She has also said that broadened partnerships and involving a wider range of countries to the development discussions is important in the years to come, together with the need to develop new methods to mobilise additional financing and attract new stakeholders in the work for sustainable development. 

The Development Assistance Committee within OECD is the most influential arena for discussions between donors on development cooperation. 

Together the members represent totally 160 billion USD in annual Official Development Assistance. 

Charlotte Petri Gornitzka’s new assignment is a full time position at the OECD Secretariat in Paris, but it is still not decided how and when she will shift from the current assignment to the new one.

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