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OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews
OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Switzerland 2013
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  07 Mar 2014
Pages: 128 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264205123 , OECD Code: 432013071P1
Price:   €35 | $49 | £31 | ¥4500 | MXN630 , Standard shipping included!
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This book presents the findings of the OECD Development Assistance Committee's reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts Switzerland for 2013. It examines the development co-operation policies and programmes and performance of Switzerland, and examines both policy and implementation. It takse an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities of the member under review.

Table of contents:

Abbreviations and acronyms 5
Switzerland’s aid at a glance 9
Context of Switzerland’s Peer Review 11
The DAC’s main findings and recommendations 13
Chapter 1: Towards a comprehensive Swiss development effort 23
-Global development issues 23
-Policy coherence for development 24
-Engaging in partner countries: co-ordinated government approach at country level 28
-Financing for development 30
Chapter 2: Switzerland’s vision and policies for development co-operation 35
-Policies, strategies and commitments 35
-Decision-making 38
-Policy focus 39
Chapter 3: Allocating Switzerland’s official development assistance 45
-Overall ODA volume 45
-Bilateral ODA allocations 48
-Multilateral ODA channels 53
Chapter 4: Managing Switzerland’s development co-operation 57
-Institutional system 57
-Innovation and behaviour change 61
-Human resources 63
Chapter 5: Switzerland’s development co-operation delivery and partnerships 67
-Budgeting and programming processes 67
-Partnerships 71
-Fragile states 74
Chapter 6: Results and accountability of Switzerland’s development co-operation 79
-Results-based management system 79
-Evaluation system 81
-Institutional learning 83
-Communication, accountability, and development awareness 85
Chapter 7: Switzerland’s humanitarian assistance 89
-Strategic framework 89
-Effective programme design 92
Effective delivery, partnerships and instruments 93
-Organisation fit for purpose 96
Results, learning and accountability 97
Annex A: Progress since the 2009 DAC peer review recommendations 101
Annex B: OECD statistics on official development assistance 105
Annex C: Field visits to Burkina Faso and Kyrgyzstan 113
Annex D: Institutional and organisational structures 123

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