The Global Partnership supports accountability for “progress in the implementation of commitments and actions agreed in Busan” through a global monitoring framework. It places particular emphasis on behaviour change in development co-operation efforts, which is in turn expected to contribute to the achievement of results as defined in developing countries’ development strategies.
Why is progress towards Busan commitments important?
Independent evaluations have shown that assessing aid principles does strengthen development co-operation. Assessments provide a strategic tool for donors and developing countries to hold each other to account. The monitoring exercises place particular emphasis on behaviour change in development co-operation efforts, which is in turn expected to contribute to achieving the results defined in the developing countries’ development strategies.
It is important to provide evidence of progress and signal opportunities as well as obstacles for further progress. In this process, the Global Partnership Monitoring Framework:
- Supports accountability among stakeholders for the implementation of the Busan commitments on aid effectiveness and actions by providing a snapshot of progress at the international level;
- Stimulates multi-stakeholder dialogue at both country and international levels on how to improve the effectiveness of development co-operation.
- Reaches agreements on specific actions that are needed to enhance successful implementation of the principles on aid effectiveness and support accountability at country level.
The Global Partnership Monitoring Framework
The Busan monitoring framework will be the key source of evidence for the preparation of a progress report that will inform discussions at the first ministerial meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation to be held in April 2014.
The report will provide information on the degree to which development partners are implementing their commitments on improving development co-operation as agreed in the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan 2011.
Gathering evidence through the agreed monitoring framework is an important way for the Global Partnership to support high-level political accountability at the global level. This report will be the first in a series of progress reports that are to be prepared every 18-24 months ahead of ministerial-level meetings of the Global Partnership.
The report will draw on the results from the monitoring as well as other qualitative evidence, to provide as rich a picture as possible of progress made by all development partners towards effective aid. Ten indicators and corresponding targets have been identified for monitoring the Busan commitments.
- Five indicators build on the indicators used in the “Survey on Monitoring the Implementation of the Paris Declaration”and include: use of country systems, alignment with country’s own development objectives, predictability, aid untying and a focus on results, and mutual accountability.
- Five indicators have been developed based on what partner countries have identified as important capture some of the new, broader dimensions of the Busan Partnership agreement.
Data will also be made freely available via the OECD’s dot.stat. Countries are encouraged to use their country-level data for their own ends, such as in the production of country reports, or to feed country-level discussions.