Partner and donor countries' joint commitments to country-led division of labour can be found in the Paris Declaration (2005) and the Accra Agenda for Action (2008). In addition, the WP-EFF approved the International Good Practice Principles for Country-Led Division of Labour and Complementarity.
In 2007, EU member states committed themselves, through Council Conclusions, to move ahead with DoL under the EU Code of Conduct on Complementarity and Division of Labour in Development Policy. This commitment to DoL was reinforced in the 2009 Operational Framework on Aid Effectiveness (updated 2010).
Working Party on Aid Effectiveness documents
- EU Code of Conduct on Complementarity and Division of Labour (May 2007): The Code of Conduct (CoC) presents eleven guiding principles for EU donors with regard to DoL processes. For example, EU donors committed themselves to focus their involvement in each partner country on no more thant three sectors and to limit the number of active EU donors to a maximum of three to five per sector. The CoC proposes an inclusive approach that is open to all donors under the leadership of the partner countries and also contains references to cross-country DoL.
- EU Operational Framework on Aid Effectiveness (November 2009 updated June 2010): The Operational Framework's chapter on DoL stresses the need to accelerate the FTI and to begin a process of information-sharing and coordination on cross-country DoL.
Division of Labour for Complementarity - Background
Division of Labour: Initiatives and Events
Division of Labour for Complementarity - Methods, Tools and Good Practice
Division of Labour for Complementarity: Country Experiences
Division of Labour for Complementarity: Monitoring, Evaluation and Research