Effective development co-operation

Assessing Progress towards Effective Aid


The Monitoring Survey is a global process where donors and developing countries assess whether progress has been made towards more effective aid.

When developed and developing countries committed themselves to the Paris Declaration principles in 2005, and to the Busan commitments in 2011, they agreed not only to a set of principles, but also to meeting a set of measurable targets.


Key progress reports towards improving the effectiveness of aid


2014 Global Partnership Monitoring Framework



Set up after the Busan High Level Forum (2011) to sustain political momentum and accountability for implementing Busan commitments, the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation has been mandated to support regular monitoring of progress in implementation of the commitments made in Busan. The Global Partnership  is now rolling out its first monitoring exercisein order to prepare a progress report for the the first Global Partnership ministerial level meeting scheduled in April 2014.

The framework consists of a set of 10 indicators based on those contained in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and on what developing countries have identified as particularly important following negotiations. Global Partnership website



2011 Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration


This independent evaluation of the 2005 Paris Declaration principles and the Accra Agenda for action for achieving more effective aid has shown that the Paris principles do make a difference for development, although many of the principles have been in practice for years. Globally, the survey results show considerable variation in the direction and pace of progress across donors and partner countries since 2005.

2011 Survey report and related documents

Country chapters




 2008 Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration




The 2008 Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration report to help make aid more effective by 2010 presents the results from the second, follow-up survey on monitoring the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. Progress were assessed in 55 developing countries to help understand the challenges in making aid more effective in advancing development. The findings are clear: progress is being made, but not fast enough. This report makes three high-level policy recommendations that will help accelerate progress and transform the aid relationship into a full partnership.

2008 Survey Report and related documents

Country chapters


2006 Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration

The 2006 survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration was prepared under the aegis of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Working Party on Aid Effectiveness and covers 34 partner countries with data from 55 donors. The report provides a snapshot of the state of affairs in 2005 in assessing the effectiveness of aid.

The report also includes six major priority areas that need policy makers’ attention to accelerate progress towards achieving the Paris Declaration commitments.

2006 Survey report and related documents

Country Chapters



 2004 Survey on Harmonisation and Alignment of Donor Practices


Based on the indicators framework developed by the DAC Task Team on Harmonisation and Alignment, a OECD-DAC Survey on Progress in Harmonisation and Alignment has been carried out in 14 partner countries to report progress to the Second High-Level Forum on Harmonisation and Alignment of Aid Effectiveness (early 2005).


Country chapters