The Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness is an exercise in mutual accountability
undertaken jointly by the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the OECD following
a request of NEPAD Heads of State and Government in 2003. Its purpose is to assess
what has been done by Africa and its development partners to deliver commitments in
relation to development in Africa, what results have been achieved, and what the key
future priorities are. It complements the self-assessments produced by each side to
the partnership, and is in line with the shift in emphasis from aid effectiveness
to development effectiveness, and the emphasis on mutual accountability at Busan.
NEPAD Heads of State and Government and AU/ECA Finance Ministers have reaffirmed the
value of this exercise. The 2013 report follows the same structure as the interim
and previous reports, divided into 4 main ‘clusters’ of issues covering: sustainable
economic growth, investing in people, good governance and financing for development.