What is ODA Compliance and how do I ensure my project is ODA Compliant?

The Global Challenges Research Fund

Changing The Story is a Global Challenges Research Funded project. The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries. The Fund forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment which is monitored by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). ODA funded activity focuses on outcomes that promote the long-term sustainable growth of countries on the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list and is administered with the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries as its main objective.

So how do you know if your project is ODA compliant?

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has developed a guidance document that has been prepared jointly with all primary delivery partners and all applications under this programme must therefore be compliant with these guidelines. The guidance provides an overview about ODA compliance, DAC list countries, and also provides some useful advice about how to ensure your Pathways to Impact plan aligns well to ODA commitments.

You can download the guidelines here: https://www.ukri.org/files/legacy/international/gcrfodaguidance-pdf/

 

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