The Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration is a global process bringing together donors and developing countries to assess whether progress has been made towards more effective aid.
Results of the 2011 Survey
The results of the 2011 Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration are sobering. At the global level, only 1 out of the 13 targets established for 2010 has been met. Nonetheless, it is important to note that considerable progress has been made towards many of the remaining 12 targets.
Globally, the survey results show considerable variation in the direction and pace of progress across donors and partner countries since 2005. For the indicators where responsibility for change lies primarily with developing country governments, progress has been significant. Many of these changes require deep reforms that go beyond aid management to broader aspects of government processes.
The results of the 2011 Survey are drawn on alongside other evidence of progress in Aid Effectiveness 2005-10: Progress in implementing the Paris Declaration – a key source of evidence for the forthcoming Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (Busan, Korea, 29 November to 1 December 2011).
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When developed and developing countries committed themselves to the Paris Declaration principles for achieving more effective aid in 2005, they agreed not only to a set of principles, but also to meeting a set of measurable targets by 2010. This is an important feature of the Paris Declaration, providing a tool for donors and developing countries to hold each other to account.
Targets were set for 13 indicators covering all five pillars of the Paris Declaration: Ownership; Alignment; Harmonisation; Mutual Accountability and Managing for Results, to give as clear a picture as possible on progress across all dimensions of aid effectiveness. In 2006, 2008 and 2011, surveys were carried out in developing countries that opted to participate this global process.
78 countries and territories participated in the 2011 Survey. In addition to the global synthesis report “Aid Effectiveness 2005-10: Progress in implementing the Paris Declaration”, detailed country chapters will be published in advance of the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, setting out in more detail the progress made and challenges faced in making aid more effective in each of these countries.
Why is progress against the Paris Declaration principles important?
An independent evaluation on the Paris Declaration has shown that the Paris principles do make a difference for development, although many of the principles underpinning the Paris Declaration have been in practice for years, the Paris Declaration pulls together this experience-based learning and focuses global attention on achieving a set of unified targets. Reforms are now underway in most partner countries surveyed.
Monitoring the effectiveness of international engagement in fragile states
Conducted jointly with the 2011 Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration, the Survey on Monitoring the Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations gathered evidence on the effectiveness of international engagement more broadly in fragile and conflict-affected states. Of the 78 countries participating in the 2011 Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration, 12 also participated in the Fragile States survey: Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, D.R. Congo, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Togo and Timor Leste.
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Results of previous surveys
Working Party on Aid Effectiveness: How it works