Following initial consultations earlier this year in the context of developing the Guide to the Global Partnership Monitoring Framework, and further discussions with countries interested to pilot the indicator , we are confident that we have a sufficiently robust tool for testing this monitoring approach. At this stage, it is not envisaged that the indicator will systematically review the extent to which providers of development co-operation use developing countries’ results frameworks as a basis for their own programming, implementation and reporting. But we hope that the indicator will provide a good basis to stimulate dialogue in this area, which has proven quite challenging for demonstrating progress.
What is being measured? The proposed indicator seeks to measure the use of country result frameworks by drawing on a combination of quantitative and qualitative information to assess:
This approach provides an assessment tool which is intuitive, easy to manage, and focused on the actual behaviour of providers of development cooperation.
What does the pilot process entail? The pilot process includes testing the tool by assessing a limited number of providers of development co-operation in each pilot country, as well as providing feedback on the methodology. To this end, pilot countries are expected to respond to a brief questionnaire designed to yield qualitative information for a better understanding of the current state of use of country results frameworks. These questions are also designed to assess the feasibility of the process and its potential replicability.
What is the time frame? In order to generate a preliminary narrative on the use of country results frameworks for the Mexico progress report, participating countries have been invited to provide initial feedback by 13 December. However, the overall piloting process will be extended until March, with some broader consultations envisaged to review preliminary findings and validate the methodology.
How can various stakeholders engage in the process? Developing countries interested to join the piloting process are invited to contact the joint support team at their earliest convenience. Interested providers of development co-operation and other interested stakeholders, particularly civil society organisations, are encouraged to engage directly at country level with responsible government authorities.
The joint support team welcomes any comments and suggestions, which can be posted in this space.
The UNDP-OECD joint support team
Countries interested to pilot the indicator include: Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, DRC, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Moldova, Mozambique, Peru, and Zambia
Countries interested to participate in piloting the indicator include: Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, DRC, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Moldova, Mozambique, Peru, and Zambia