The OCID (Observatory for International Cooperation for Development) is an initiative of Brazil with the aim of providing an information platform on International Cooperation for Development (CID) for the general public.


Provide information related to the CID, including actors, documents, data sources, terminology and events.


Provide a platform with integrated information on the CID practice that allows consultation with public agents, academia and society in general, with access in 4 languages. The Observatory allows the cumulative inclusion of information in the consultation modules: actors, library, data sources, glossary and events based on criteria designed to ensure standardization.

Main features of International Development Cooperation


An interaction and exchange relationship between two or more partner entities. Interaction occurs because of differences or similarities between actors.  The exchange can be material or non-material. They are based on perceptions of potential importance for the participating actors.


International cooperation is an aspect of international relations. The participant actors can be public or private: States, subnational entities, international and intergovernmental organizations, businesses, philanthropic institutions and other civil society actors.


 International cooperation is intended to foster environmentally sustainable socio-economic development based on the 2030 Agenda adopted by the United Nations. The international cooperation mechanisms and practices must provide the means, capacities and knowledge that are needed to overcome the structural causes of poverty. Supports the permanent improvement of economic, social and cultural development levels in a fair, peaceful, balanced and sustainable manner in developing countries involving the joint efforts of public and private actors.