Making Development Co-operation More Effective

2016 Progress Report

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This report draws on the results of the 2016 global monitoring exercise carried out under the auspices of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation. It offers a snapshot of progress on internationally agreed principles aimed at making development co-operation more effective.The provision of data and information for the monitoring exercise was led by 81 countries, with the participation of more than 125 bilateral and multilateral development partners, as well as hundreds of civil society organisations, private sector representatives and other relevant development stakeholders in the participating countries. This report presents the findings from the exercise, based on careful analysis and aggregation of this information. It is intended to stimulate and inform policy dialogue at the country, regional and international levels, generating an evidence-base for further collective action to strengthen the contribution of effective development co-operation to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The report confirms the importance of principles and commitments to strengthen the focus on development results, ensure country ownership of the development process and the inclusiveness of development partnerships, and enhance transparency and mutual accountability around development efforts.

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Focus on development results

This chapter looks at how – and how much – development partners are using country-led results frameworks to plan and design new interventions, to set objectives for expected results, and to monitor and track progress (Indicator 1a). In addition, it assesses to what extent results frameworks exist in participating countries and examines their characteristics in each (Indicator 1b). The chapter draws on insights provided for close to 3 000 major projects and programmes approved in 2015, equivalent to USD 72 billion in development co-operation, as well as a review of government strategic planning documents for the 81 countries participating in the 2016 monitoring round. It also draws on regional assessments of countries’ progress with managing for development results, as well as other complementary sources of evidence, to inform the interpretation of the findings of the monitoring survey.

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