A government-controlled institution that invests in projects with a double bottom-line objective of stimulating development in developing countries and emerging economies with remaining financially viable institution. (Source: UNCCD-ICCD/CIRC(11)/INF3)

The economic assistance or other types of support provided to developing countries to promote or encourage advancement in living standards, institutions, infrastructure, agricultural practices and other aspects of an economy, and to resolve problems typically associated with developing countries. (Source: GEMET/ODE)

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Alternative labels:
development agency
development assistance
development cooperation
development finance institution
foreign aid
international aid
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