This optional module, GENDER EQUALITY AND AID EFFECTIVENESS1, aims to provide a gender equality dimension to the progress being tracked by the 2011 Survey on monitoring the Paris Declaration. It supplements the core 2011 Survey, which monitors progress against the 12 indicators agreed in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005).
This optional module provides an opportunity for countries participating in the 2011 Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration to engage in more detailed discussions around the theme of inclusive ownership, and to provide more detailed data on these issues as part of efforts to monitor the implementation of the Paris Declaration and Accra Agenda for Action commitments on ownership. It supplements the core 2011 Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration, which monitors progress against the 12 indicators agreed in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005).
Agreed conclusions on financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women
The following agreed conclusions adopted by the Commission are brought to the attention of the General Assembly as an input into the preparations for the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus to be held in Doha from 29 November to 2 December 2008.
Donwload:(i) UNIFEM News CSW, Southern Africa Consultative and Planning Workshop. Johannesburg 17 January 2008; (ii)UNIFEM Calendar of side events; (iii)CSW Summarised Agenda, including CSW side events; (iv) Agreed Conclusions: Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women. Draft presented by the Bureau of the Commission on the Status of Women; (v)CSW considerations (backgrounder) on "Financing for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women".
Documents available for download:The first draft of the Accra Agenda for Action (AAA) of 18 March 2008, the second draft of 26 June 2008 and the final draft of 25 July 2008.The paper on the Consultation Process has been reviewed by the High-Level Forum Steering Committee. It is presented for discussion and approval at the meeting of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness on 2-3 April 2008.
This publication is based on a project commissioned by the OECD-DAC Network on Governance (GOVNET) which explored the possible synergies between human rights and the aid effectiveness agenda set out in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PD). The views expressed are those of the authors.The overall purpose of the project was to contribute to developing a human rights perspective on aid effectiveness, with the objective of progressively contributing to: the effective implementation of the PD; the continuing evolution of aid effectiveness thinking; and OECD-DAC future strategies and policies in these two fields.
Applying the Paris Declaration to Advancing Gender Equality, Environmental Sustainability and Human Rights
The Dublin Workshop was organised by the DAC Networks on Environment and Development, Governance, and Gender Equality and the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness, with the support of the Irish and Danish Governments. The purpose of the workshop was to increase mutual knowledge and understanding of how practitioners are applying the Paris Declaration’s overarching principles to advance gender equality, environmental sustainability and human rights. The long-term goal is to demonstrate how attention to these issues enhances development effectiveness.
Promoting Gender Equality as a Means to Finance Development
This paper identifies the linkages between gender equality and financing for development, with an eye to connecting these results to concrete policy implications that can be adopted by developing countries to ensure a win-win outcome: greater gender equality, resource mobilization, and improvements in societal well-being.
— Stephanie Seguino, Günseli Berik, Yana Van Der Meulen Rodgers
Aid Effectiveness and Women’s Rights Series, Primer No.1
In 2005 civil society organizations bore witness to the signing of the Paris Declaration on AidEffectiveness (PD)—history’s most recent agreement by donor and recipient countriesto reform the delivery and management of aid monies in order to strengthen its impact andeffectiveness. In 2005, more than 106.8 billion USD flowed in the form of Official DevelopmentAssistance (ODA) from bilateral and multilateral funding agencies to developingcountry governments.1 In fifty years of aid allocation, the beneficiaries of these publicmonies have rarely been women who are receiving a very tiny proportion of overall ODA.2Aid as a structuring device, process and resource has had debatable effectiveness in reducingpoverty, promoting development and supporting women’s rights.This Primer is dedicated to providing an overview of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the subsequent new aid modalities that have emerged.
— Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
Declaration of the Delegations of Arab Countries participating in the high-level regional meetingheld in Cairo on October 21-22, 2007, and which discussed how to devise a common Arab vision towards issues of financing and development that shape the international obligations in support of the empowerment of women, including Arab women, actively participating in the management and development of their communities.