OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Slovak Republic 2019
The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the
individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes
of each DAC member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC
peer reviews assess the performance of a given member, not just that of its development
co-operation agency, and examine both policy and implementation. They take an integrated,
system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance
activities of the member under review.
This peer review of the Slovak Republic, the first since it joined the DAC in 2013,
shows how the country successfully raised its voice and influence in global fora,
and documents its efforts to align with the 2030 Agenda. The report recommends that
the Slovak Republic continue to build its policy framework, sharpen its focus, and
embed the management systems needed for an effective development co-operation programme.
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Read the DAC's main findings and recommendations, available inEnglish and French.
The Slovak Republic is an active global actor and is professionalising its development co-operation efforts
A relatively new member of the international community, the Slovak Republic is a committed champion of multilateral action and positions itself strategically in international fora, where its leadership and influence are impressive for its size. Since joining the DAC in 2013, the Slovak Republic has continued to develop its legal framework and institutional structure backed by professional systems and staff in ministries, embassies and its development agency. The new mid-term strategy will be an opportunity to re-affirm the role of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs as the national co-ordinator of development co-operation, and to develop a clearer sense of its comparative advantage and what kind of development partner it wishes to become, in order to guide its plans in priority countries.
A good practice excerpt: Sharing transition experience with countries hoping to join the EU
The Slovak Republic amplifies its development co-operation impact by joining forces with like-minded donors, such as the Višegrad Group – a group of Central European countries working together in a number of fields of common interest – particularly in countries like Moldova where their transition experience remains very relevant.
For more information on the Slovak Republic's partnerships, read Chapter 5 and Annex B.