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An Overview of the Paris Declarationon Aid Effectiveness & the New Aid Modalities

An Overview of the Paris Declarationon Aid Effectiveness & the New Aid Modalities

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)

Capacity Development for Promoting Gender Equality in the Aid Effectiveness Agenda

Capacity Development for Promoting Gender Equality in the Aid Effectiveness Agenda

National Development Planning in the Commonwealth of Independent States

In May 2007, UNIFEM and the Government of Kazakhstan organized a high-level consultation in Almaty on Gender Equality and Development Planning and Budgeting in the Commonwealth of Independent States. Government, civil society, academic and private sector representatives from 10 countries came together with UN and donor partners to look at national planning processes and their potential for advancing gender equality throughout the region.

UNIFEM

Civil Society’s Engagement in the Aid Effectiveness Agenda: The Parallel Process, Key Concerns and Recommendations

Civil Society’s Engagement in the Aid Effectiveness Agenda: The Parallel Process, Key Concerns and Recommendations

Aid Effectiveness and Women’s Rights Series, Primer No.3

While the previous primer No.2 on Understanding Aid Effectiveness provided an overview of the official mechanisms and bodies that are tracking the implementation of the Paris Declaration, this third primer in the series focuses on describing how the parallel tracking process is being undertaken independently by CSOs and, most recently,some women’s rights organizations. This primer seeks first to provide a background and overview of this parallel process, then identifies some pressing concerns, and lastly presents some recommendations from the civil society perspective.

Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

Focus: Women, Gender and Armed Conflict

Focus: Women, Gender and Armed Conflict

Fact sheet by the Austrian Development Cooperation.

ADC

Gender Equality for Development Effectiveness

Gender Equality for Development Effectiveness

DCD/DAC/GEN(2006)1

This paper is based on an earlier one presented in Nairobi, Kenya in January 2006 to the Joint Meeting ofthe UN Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality and the DAC Network on Gender Equality.This version has been re-oriented and updated for consideration during meetings of the DAC Network on Gender Equality and the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness in Paris in early July 2006.

OECD DAC Network on Gender Equality

Gender Equality: Empowering Women so that Development is Effective

Gender Equality: Empowering Women so that Development is Effective

DAC Guiding Principles For Aid Effectiveness, Gender Equality And Women’s Empowerment

These DAC Guiding Principles for Aid Effectiveness, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (endorsed in December 2008) suggest approaches and entry points for policy advisors and programme managers in both donor and partner countries to increase the prospects for achieving development results and impacts through work on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

OECD/DAC

Guidelines on the Programming,Design & Management of General Budget Support

Guidelines on the Programming,Design & Management of General Budget Support

Tools and Methods Series. Guidelines No 1

The purpose of these Guidelines is to contribute to improving the quality of EC Budget Support programmes by providing guidance to those who prepare and implement these programmes. They aim to promote consistency and clarity of approach, while allowing for the operational flexibility required in the face of dynamic and diverse situations.

European Commission - AIDCO - DEV - RELEX

Innovative Funding for Women's Organisations

Innovative Funding for Women's Organisations

Gender Equality, Women's Empowerment and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness: Issues Brief 3

The purpose of this Issues Brief is to share research findings on levels of funding and the financial sustainability of women’s organisations in the context of changing approaches to delivering aid, provide ideas for donors on how to strengthen the work and roles of women’s organisations in making development effective and sustainable, illustrate innovative donor practices and approaches, and identify some future challenges for donors, partners and civil society organisations. It responds to the recognition by several donors that their investments in gender equality and women’s empowerment were not matching their policy statements and commitments and that new approaches to funding were needed, findings from research which examined the funding realities “on the ground” in partner countries and a challenge from the Chair of the Development Assistance Committee for donors to re-think their priorities for the support of local civil society organisations.

DAC NETWORK ON GENDER EQUALITY

Key Official Bodies Related to the Implementation of the Paris Declaration

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.

Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

Making the Linkages

Making the Linkages

Gender Equality, Women's Emopwerment and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness: Issues Brief 1

The purpose of this Issues Brief is to assist programme managers and thematic advisors in donor agencies to make linkages between the overarching commitments of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and work on gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is the first in a series of publications focussing on aid effectiveness, prepared by the DAC Network on Gender Equality.This Issues Brief examines each of the five principles of the Paris Declaration and how these relate to work on gender equality and women’s empowerment. It also sets out questions to ask when considering how to use the implementation of the Paris Declaration in country programmes as a means of advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment.

DAC NETWORK ON GENDER EQUALITY

Making Women’s Rights and Gender Equality a Priority in the Aid Effectiveness Agenda

Making Women’s Rights and Gender Equality a Priority in the Aid Effectiveness Agenda

Aid Effectiveness and Women’s Rights Series, Primer No.5

This primer presents highlights from a research piece recently developed by AWID and WIDE called Implementing the Paris Declaration: Implications for the Promotion of Women’s Rights and Gender Equality; and the main recommendations from the International Consultation of Women’s Organizations and Networks and Aid Effectiveness organized by AWID, WIDE and UNIFEM in Ottawa (January-February 2008).

AWID-WIDE

Managing for gender equality results in donor agencies

Managing for gender equality results in donor agencies

Gender equality, Women’s Empowerment and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness: Issues Brief 4

This Issues Brief outlines strategies to assist donors to manage for gender equality results. It is intended for both programme is intended for both programme managers and thematic advisors mainly at headquarters but also in field-based offices. It examines the principle of managing for development results: donors and partners think and act in a way focused on achieving enduring development results and impacts, including by using solid evidence as a basis for policy making.

DAC NETWORK ON GENDER EQUALITY

Managing for gender equality results in partner countries

Managing for gender equality results in partner countries

Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness: Issues Brief 5

The purpose of this Issues Brief is to present ideas and approaches for donors and partners to jointly manage for gender equality results in partner countries. It also discusses what is meant by “gender equality and women’s empowerment results”. It is intended for programme managers and thematic advisors in donor agencies both in headquarters and in country offices. It is also relevant to the work of staff of partner country governments.

DAC NETWORK ON GENDER EQUALITY

Monitoring and Evaluation of the Paris Declaration Implementation

Monitoring and Evaluation of the Paris Declaration Implementation

Aid Effectiveness and Women’s Rights Series, Primer No.4

The monitoring and evaluation process of implementation of the Paris Declaration has been broadly debated among civil society organizations involved in the aid effectiveness process. This primer presents a general overview of this process, the key results of the first official round of monitoring, and the main concerns and recommendations put forward by CSOs participating in the parallel process towards the HLF3.

Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

Promoting Gender Equality in New Aid Modalities and Partnerships

Promoting Gender Equality in New Aid Modalities and Partnerships

Lessons from Sub-regional Consultations in Africa - Discussion Paper

Held in Burundi in July 2006, Djibouti in November 2006, Ghana in November 2006 and Zambia in July 2007, the consultations on gender equality and aid effectiveness brought together representatives from governments, donor partners and civil society to share experiences andexplore strategies for advancing gender equality goals in the new aid environment.Drawing on the experiences and insights of the partcipants, this discussion paper outlines a capacity development strategy for advancing development effectiveness and gender equality in the new aid agenda.

UNIFEM