Accra 2008 and Beyond: Key Messages and Priority Actions Print E-mail
Title: National Ownership and Gender Equality Key to Development Effectiveness

Series: Gender Equality and Aid Effectiveness; two-pager.

From a gender equality perspective, country-level experiences indicate that the Paris Declaration principles, especially ownership, alignment and mutual accountability, are providing entry points for achieving national and international gender equality commitments. Fundamental is making ownership of the national development process more inclusive, involving parliamentarians, citizens and civil society organizations in socially and gender-responsive development programming, budgeting and monitoring. In the process leading up to the Ghana High Level Forum, gender equality advocates have identified donor and partner policy actions needed to advance gender equality in national development planning and aid delivery modalities. These include: spaces for gender equality advocates to influence the decisions on development strategies; systems that ensure adequate financial resources for gender equality and women's priorities; and the systematic monitoring of progress towards gender equality targets and objectives set in national development strategies.

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