As part of its input to the “Progress since Paris” Report, the Task Team on DoL has submiited a number of documents:
Main findings: Evidence on Trends in Fragmentation and Proliferation and Implementation and Results of Division of Labour Processes - Key Messages for HLF 4 and Beyond
Along with several annexes with detailed analyses on which the main findings are based:
In addition, the package contains three annexes with DoL country experiences or initiatives:
Analysis of in-country aid fragmentation and donor proliferation
The OECD-DAC Task Team on Division of Labour and Complementarity has undertaken work to support more detailed analysis of aid fragmentation in partner countries. These table have been shared with the national co-ordinators of the Monitoring exercise to support them in task to assess the Division of Labour situation within their country.
Paris Declaration monitoring
Methodology to Measure Progress towards in-Country DoL
The third Paris Declaration Monitoring Survey in 2011 will yield crucial information on the overall progress of the Aid Effectiveness Agenda. The Task Team on DoL has commissioned a study to develop a methodology for measuring progress of in-Country DoL through one or more indicators. A methodology has been approved and incorporated into the 2011 Paris Declaration Monitoring Survey.
Paris Declaration evaluation
PD Evaluation: Conceptual and Methodological Input on DoL
The second phase of the Paris Declaration Evaluation will focus on the development results, outcomes and impacts of the Aid Effectiveness agenda. Since DoL is an important aspect of the PD principle of harmonisation but was not well covered in the Evaluation Approach Paper, TT DoL submitted an Input Paper for this process which can be downloaded from the Paris Declaration Evaluation website.
A regularly updated factsheet on DoL gives an overview of the process.
21 country evaluations and seven new donor studies will be finalised by the end of 2010. Information on the progress, obstacles and results of DoL processes will be compiled and analysed.
So far, the FTI has been monitored twice by sending out a questionnaire to all facilitators at country level. The results show progress especially with regard to preparatory steps like donor mapping. They also indicate areas that need more attention, especially ensuring country ownership and support by donor headquarters. The third monitoring questionnaire has been circulated and a report will be available from February 2011.
Read and download the monitoring reports from FTI 1st Monitoring Report and FTI 2nd Monitoring Report
Quantitative and qualitative research
OECD research on fragmentation
During the last few years, both the OECD DAC Secretariat and the OECD Development Centre have refined their analyses of concentration or fragmentations of aid flows (published e.g. in the annual Development Co-operation Reports). Flows are analysed using a new aid measure, country programmable aid (CPA). The reports propose approaches to reducing aid fragmentation through more effective DoL among other countries. Consult reports from the Doc 1 and Doc 2.
Studies commissioned by the EC
The European Commission is also increasingly commissioning studies related to aid effectiveness and, in this context, DoL. Read and download EC 2009. Aid Effectiveness Agenda: Benefits of a European Approach.
The German Development Institute (GDI, in German DIE) has been involved with DoL since the seminal study by Holger Mürle (2007) which prepared the way for the EU Code of Conduct.
Mürle 2007. Towards a Division of Labour in European Development Cooperation
Grimm & Schulz 2009. International Division of Labour - Towards a Criteria-Led Process
Studies on the exit of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and/or the Netherlands from several developing countries (relevant for cross-country division of labour)
Synthesis reports of a 2008 joint donor evaluation by Sweden, Denmark, Noway and the Netherlands on the management of their exits from India, South Africa, Eritrea, Botswana and Malawi. Download the synthesis and country studies
The Spanish Think Tank FRIDE has conducted conceptual, field and comparative studies both on in-country and cross-country DoL. Access the Fride site.
Consult a list of publications by Nils Sjard Schulz or download his report International Division of Labour: A Test Case for the Partnership Paradigm.
Division of Labour for Complementarity: Background
Division of Labour for Complementarity: Methods, Tools and Good Practice
Division of Labour: Initiatives and Events
Division of Labour for Complementarity - Country Experiences
Division of Labour for Complementarity - Policy Documents