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official development assistance


money made available to emerging country money that the OECD's Development Assistance Committee gives or lends to an emerging country

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Definitions of ’official development assistance’ and meaning of ’official development assistance’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’official development assistance’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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