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Making Development Co-operation More Effective
2014 Progress Report
OECD, United Nations Development Programme. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  21 May 2014
Pages: 120 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264209299 , OECD Code: 432014021P1
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In 2011 the international development community committed to make development co-operation more effective to deliver better results for the world’s poor. At the mid-point between commitments endorsed in the High-Level Forum in Busan, Korea in 2011 and the 2015 target date of the Millennium Development Goals,  this report takes stock of how far we have come and where urgent challenges lie.

This report - a first snapshot of the state-of-play since Busan - reveals both successes and shortfalls. It draws on the ten indicators of the Global Partnership monitoring framework. Despite global economic turbulence, changing political landscapes and domestic budgetary pressure, commitment to effective development co-operation principles remains strong. Longstanding efforts to change the way that development co-operation is delivered are paying off. Past achievements on important aid effectiveness commitments that date back to 2005 have been sustained. Nevertheless, much more needs to be done to translate political commitments into concrete action. This report highlights where targeted efforts are needed to make further progress and to reach existing targets for more effective development co-operation by 2015.

Table of contents:

Acronyms and abbreviations 13
Executive summary 15
Chapter 1. Towards more effective development co-operation: Overview of monitoring findings 19
-Busan: A turning point for development co-operation 20
-Monitoring the Busan commitments globally and locally 22
-Are we on track to meet the Busan targets by 2015? 23
-The monitoring process shows encouraging signs of commitment and involvement 29
-Limitations to assessing progress 30
-Ways forward for strengthening global accountability 32
-References 33
Chapter 2. Ownership and results of development co-operation 35
-Indicator 1: Development co-operation is focused on results that meet developing countries’ priorities 37
-Indicator 6: Aid is on budgets which are subject to parliamentary scrutiny 40
-Indicator 9: Effective institutions - developing countries’ systems are strengthened and used 42
-Indicator 9a: Quality of developing country public financial management systems 43
-Indicator 9b: Use of public financial management and procurement systems 45
-Indicator 10: Aid is untied 49
-How to move forward? 52
-References 54
Chapter 3. Inclusive development partnerships 57
-Indicator 2: Civil society operates within an environment that maximises its engagement in – and contribution to –  development 59
-Indicator 3: Engagement and contribution of the private sector to development 63
-Indicator 8: Gender equality and women’s empowerment 66
-How to move forward? 69
-References 71
Chapter 4. Transparency and accountability for development results 73
-Indicator 4: Information on development co-operation is publicly available 75
-Indicator 5: Development co-operation is more predictable 82
-Indicator 5a: Annual predictability 83
-Indicator 5b: Medium-term predictability 85
-Indicator 7: Mutual accountability among co-operation actors is strengthened through inclusive reviews 88
-How to move forward? 91
-References 94
Chapter 5. Country actions to implement the Busan commitments 95
-How are countries monitoring progress and upholding accountability? 96
-What are the country initiatives to drive progress? 97
-South-South initiatives for effective development co-operation 103
-How to move forward? 105
-References 107
Annex: Data related to the Global Partnership monitoring exercise 109

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