Track 1 aims to strengthen the quality and usefulness of the current ten-indicator framework by addressing information gaps and reinforcing the methodologies, guidance and process for data collection at the country-level.

In order to increase the quality and usefulness of information, the Global Partnership is refining its current Monitoring Framework. Refinements will be made to indicators measuring country ownership of development co-operation in order to reinforce the Busan commitment to promote countries’ ownership over their national development agenda.

The Busan Partnership agreement is founded on the commitment to promote countries’ ownership of their own development agenda. Ownership requires that a country has sufficient support among stakeholders within and outside of the government to build the institutional capacity required for defining and implementing a national development strategy. Refinements to Indicators 5a, 5b, 9a and 9b will support achievement of these commitments, ensuring that countries are firmly in the driver’s seat of their own development process.

Proposed Refinements

Predictability (Indicators 5a and 5b)

The measurement of Indicators 5a and 5b will be complemented with additional evidence. This will help identify challenges preventing increased availability of development co-operation information accessible to partner governments for their planning and budgeting purposes.

Quality and use of public financial management and procurement systems (Indicators 9a and 9b)

Building on prior work by the Effective Institutions Platform and the Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative, the UNDP-OECD Joint Support Team is working in close collaboration with the PEFA Secretariat and other stakeholders to explore the extent to which PEFA assessments can be used as a basis for measuring Indicator 9a on the quality of country systems. Better guidance will be provided to ensure higher accuracy and reporting rates regarding Indicator 9b on use of country systems.

Untied aid (Indicator 10)

Given the ambitious role attributed to the private sector going forward, recent assessments by the OECD-DAC Secretariat point out to the need to observe both the internationally-agreed and applied provisions to untie Official Development Assistance, and to strengthen transparency safeguards on untying. The Global Partnership stands ready to facilitate mechanisms for broad consultation as technical work on this area moves forward.

How to Get Involved

All Global Partnership stakeholders are encouraged to actively participate in the refinement process through the following activities, as appropriate:

  • Pilot Testing
    (February – March 2018)

    The refined framework will be piloted in February 2018 to gather feedback on whether the framework responds to country needs, is relevant and is easy to implement. Contact the UNDP-OECD Joint Support Team to learn about ways to provide feedback on the revised framework.

  • Online Consultations
    (February – March 2018)

    Through a series of online, public consultations, all development co-operation stakeholders will be invited to provide feedback on the refinement process. Check back soon for more details on the consultations.

  • Participation in the 2018 Monitoring Round

    The third monitoring round will be launched in May 2018, with a user-friendly support package, including a Monitoring Guide and how-to workshops /webinars. Contact the UNDP-OECD Joint Support Team for more details on how to participate.