OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews

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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.

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Engaging with the Public

Engaging with the Public

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24 Nov 2014
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This booklet highlights key lessons learned on engaging with the public based on DAC members’ practices as documented in peer reviews, DevCom’s reports and publications and wider work from across the OECD. It includes examples from DAC members’ experiences and sketches out challenges they continue to face as they move toward more strategic, effective and innovative engagement with citizens and taxpayers on development co-operation.

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Table of Contents

Acronyms and Abbreviations 5
Preface 7
Foreword 9
Overview: The State of Public Support 11
Why Should Policy Makers Care about Public Support for Development Co-operation? 15
-Lesson 1: Public engagement builds support and makes development policies more effective 15
-Lesson 2: Improving communication increases transparency 19
Know What You Want to Achieve 23
-Lesson 3: Understand your audience 23
-Lesson 4: Have a clear, strategic vision 27
-Lesson 5: Develop and deliver a coherent narrative 31
Put the Right Tools into Action 35
-Lesson 6: Communicate results – good and bad 35
-Lesson 7: Leverage partnerships to achieve objectives 39
-Lesson 8: Make room for creativity and innovation 43
-Lesson 9: Ensure branding is appropriate 45
Enable Success 47
-Lesson 10: Promote communication and co-ordination institutionally 47
-Lesson 11: Match resources and expertise with ambition 51
-Lesson 12: Evaluate and learn from experience 53
References and Further Reading 57

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