Progress in Implementing the Busan Commitments

By admin  -  On April 4, 2014  

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation is pleased to announce that the 2014 Global Partnership Monitoring Report is now available.

The Making Development Co-operation More Effective: 2014 Progress Report finds that there is strong commitment to improve development co-operation. Efforts to open up an opportunity for developing countries to have a bigger voice in development are starting to make a tangible difference to how development co-operation is carried out. Global economic turbulence, conflicts in parts of the world, and budgetary pressures in many high-income countries have not shaken the international community’s determination to making development co-operation work better.

Read interviews with development leaders from Moldova and Peru, then read about progress in six countries and about how Malawi is increasing transparency in development co-operation.

The report reviews progress at the half-way point between 2011, when new commitments were made globally, and the 2015 target date for the Millennium Development Goals. Drawing on data from 46 countries receiving development co-operation and 77 countries and organisations providing it, the report covers roughly half of all official development assistance programmed for developing countries.

Longstanding efforts to change the way development co-operation is delivered are paying off. The report finds that country ownership continues to strengthen, and there is greater recognition of the important role played by non-state actors in development. Successes in improving the quality of aid delivery include untying aid and sharing information on development co-operation more transparently. Yet much more needs to be done to improve co-operation practices to fully respond to developing countries’ priorities and ensure benefits to their citizens.

The report provides a central piece of evidence to answer the question of whether development co-operation has become more effective in the past two years. ‘The quality – not just the quantity – of development co-operation is receiving a great deal of attention all over the world, and it is improving’, state the ministers from Indonesia, Nigeria and the United Kingdom leading the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation.

The Pre-High-Level Meeting Workshop “Unfinished Business: Moving forward to meet the Busan Commitments” on 14 April will provide a good opportunity to discuss in more depth the findings of the report and identify actions to accelerate further progress. More information is available here. To register, please email:Stacey.Bradbury@oecd.org.

A preliminary version of the French and Spanish reports are now available. The final versions in French and Spanish will be made available shortly.