Key Official Bodies Related to the Implementation of the Paris Declaration
Aid Effectiveness and Women’s Rights Series, Primer No.2
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has put in place a number of official mechanisms to track the implementation of the Paris Declaration. This 2nd primer in the series Understanding the Aid Effectiveness Agenda is devoted to outlining and clarifying the roles of these groups in the lead up to the High Level Forum (HLF3) taking place in Accra, Ghana.4 The bodies presented here include the DAC Working Party on Aid Effectiveness, the Steering Committee for the HLF3, the Advisory Group on Civil Society Organisations and Aid Effectiveness (AG), the Reference Group for the Joint Evaluation and Implementation of the Paris Declaration (RG) and Gendernet.
The purpose for creating this set of Primers, Understanding the Aid Effectiveness Agenda is to share critical information and analysis with women’s rights advocates about the new aid architecture that has emerged as a result of the Paris Declaration (PD)—the most recent donor-recipient countries agreement designed to increase the impact of aid. The Aid effectiveness agenda born out of the PD currently determines how and to whom aid is being delivered as well as how donor and recipient countries relate to one another. Aid distribution is clearly not simply a mechanistic process, but rather a political one.
Author: Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)