These orientations represent a "work-in-progress" by the Members of the DAC. They aim to reflect the current state of their common thinking on "principles and approaches" and areas for action" in pursuit of these shared objectives, particularly through development co- operation efforts. They take account of the evolution of thinking in the field and of current "best practice" in assistance - in doing so they offer some agreed interim guidance for all concerned with assistance and with policy dialogues to advance these goals. It is expected that this shared framework will be further strengthened and refined by experience. Within their agreed general framework, DAC Members will continue to consider country situations on a case-by-case basis.