Spain’s strategy to achieve greater impact and more sustainable development results – the example of the Country Partnership Framework in Bolivia
Spain has introduced new Country Partnership Framework agreements which are driven from the field (MAEC/SECI, 2011b). The first Country Partnership Frameworks were signed with El Salvador, Ecuador, and Bolivia. The agreement with Bolivia, signed in November 2010 for 2011-15, is the result of a process to build consensus with the Bolivian government, civil society in Bolivia, Spanish co-operation actors and the broader donor community in Bolivia. Through this new framework, Spain ensures that its co-operation is aligned with Bolivia’s National Plan for Development, and that it further concentrates its aid, in line with the EU Code of Conduct on Complementarity and Division of Labour. The following operating principles make it an example of good practice:
- Country-driven and firmly anchored in an inclusive process with multiple actors in the field.