Chapter 4: What the Reports Are Saying

Deutscher, Eckhard
February 2009
OECD Journal on Development;2009, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p69
Book Chapter
More than three years after its adoption, is the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness living up to its ambitions? This chapter presents some answers to this question. It draws on the most recent evidence available, including the results of the 2008 Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration, the international Evaluation of the Implementation of the Paris Declaration and the Progress Report. This chapter shows that there is a robust body of evidence that the Paris Declaration is making progress, but not fast enough. Donors and partner countries need to gear up their efforts if we are to meet international commitments and targets for effective aid by 2010. The Paris Declaration has wide political resonance; its implementation requires high-level political commitment to generate the kind of traction that is still needed to deliver results.


Related Articles

  • Chapter 1: Globalisation: A Shifting Context for Development Policy. Deutscher, Eckhard // OECD Journal on Development;2009, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p21 

    In recent years donor countries have made enormous efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals, but if we are to prevent the financial and economic crises from undermining the hard-fought ground we have won, even more resources must be mobilised. We must also ensure the strategic relevance...

  • Chapter 5: The Bigger Picture: The Paris Declaration and Broader Development Goals. Deutscher, Eckhard // OECD Journal on Development;2009, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p89 

    The aims of development do not stop at poverty reduction: gender equality, human rights and environmental sustainability are also fundamental development objectives. These are not just goals -- they are also important drivers of development in their own right. "Forget China, India and the...

  • Technical Notes. Deutscher, Eckhard // OECD Journal on Development;2009, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p249 

    A chapter from the book "OECD Journal on Development: Development Co-Operation Report 2009" is presented. It discusses changes in the coverage data used in the report. They include some developments in the concept of Official Development Assistance (ODA) and the coverage of Gross National Income...

  • Chapter 2: How Fragmented Is Aid? Deutscher, Eckhard // OECD Journal on Development;2009, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p35 

    Fragmentation is a serious obstacle to making aid more effective. In essence, fragmentation describes aid that comes in too many small slices from too many donors, creating high transaction costs and making it difficult for partner countries to effectively manage their own development. This...

  • Chapter 6: Efforts and Policies of Bilateral Donors. Deutscher, Eckhard // OECD Journal on Development;2009, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p101 

    Aid continued to increase in 2007, once exceptional debt relief is excluded from the figures. But the increase was only 2% on 2006. This is much too slow if donors are to meet their commitments to increase aid by 2010. Poverty reduction continues to drive the donor community and donors include...

  • Executive Summary. Deutscher, Eckhard // OECD Journal on Development;2009, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p15 

    A chapter of the book "OECD Journal on Development: Development Co-operation Report 2009" is presented. It offers an overview of topics discussed within the book. The first chapter is said to present the highlights of the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness held in Accra, Ghana in...

  • Chapter 3: How Predictable Is Aid? Deutscher, Eckhard // OECD Journal on Development;2009, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p53 

    The international aid community places increasing emphasis on the role of developing countries in managing and allocating the aid they receive. However, these countries' efforts are often frustrated by the unpredictability of aid -- donors do not always reveal their spending plans early enough,...

  • THE MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE ACCOUNT AND FOREIGN ASSISTANCE Transformation or More Confusion? Brainard, Lael // Brookings Review;Spring2003, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p41 

    Provides information on the Millennium Challenge Account, a U.S. program created to promote growth in reform-oriented developing countries. Advantages of the program to poor-country governments; Impact of the approach on foreign assistance; Pitfalls of the program.

  • chapter 1: Country Reports.  // East Caribbean Business Forecast Report;2005 3rd Quarter, p5 

    The article presents information about political and economic developments in Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago. It informs that Labor Minister Rawle Eastmond of Barbados has recently highlighted the fact that Barbadian business and workers should be prepared to cope with the realities of a...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics