Aid Effectiveness

A Progress Report on Implementing the Paris Declaration

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The 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness defines the principles and commitments by which donors and developing countries intend to ensure that aid is as effective as possible in contributing to the Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed development objectives. This report is a mid-term review of progress towards these commitments, drawing on the 2008 Paris Declaration Monitoring Survey and the Evaluation Synthesis Report among many other sources.

Part I highlights the main actionable lessons and messages emerging from the analysis of progress to date. Part II covers the commitments under the five Partnership Principles related to ownership, alignment, harmonisation, development results and mutual accountability, together with four subjects of critical relevance: sector perspectives, the role of civil society organisations, situations of fragility and conflict, and the changing aid architecture.

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Alignment Using National Development Strategies and Country Systems

For aid to be effective, partners must develop credible national development strategies, and donors must support and use strengthened country systems. The mutual commitments involved create a large agenda for partners and donors: major efforts are under way to deliver on it. While in very broad terms there are significant advances in many areas, this chapter stresses that acceleration will be needed to reach the 2010 targets. In particular, donors must step up efforts to support country systems and to use them recognising that using them can help to strengthen them. 

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