Presentation on theme: "ROUNDTABLE 3: HARMONISATION Optimizing Aid Delivery, Complementarity, Division of Labor Key messages to the ministerial session, Thursday 4 September,"— Presentation transcript:
ROUNDTABLE 3: HARMONISATION Optimizing Aid Delivery, Complementarity, Division of Labor Key messages to the ministerial session, Thursday 4 September, by Keith Muhakanizi, Deputy Secretary to Treasury, Uganda.
3rd High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness Roundtable 3: Harmonisation 2 Background The roundtable was well attended and had a lively discussion that covered: (i) In-country division of labour and (ii) Harmonization and cross-cutting issues (gender, environment and human rights) Distinguished panelists were made up of partner governments, CSO, donors More than 300 delegates, actively sharing their experience
3rd High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness Roundtable 3: Harmonisation 3 RT 3 Panel 1: Division of Labor (DoL) Excessive aid fragmentation reduces aid effectiveness, overburdens partner countries and creates high transaction costs ‘Managing’ Division of Labor is urgently needed, but this is not an end in itself – the ultimate goal is better harmonization, alignment and transparency There is a need for partner country leadership and inclusive & transparent Division of Labor processes Capacities for aid management need to be strengthened both for donors and partner countries
RT 3: Challenges/ Risks The speed and urgency of Division of Labor processes may impede country leadership if not well managed There are perceptions that Division of Labor may lead to the creation of orphan sectors There should be a sober assessment of comparative advantages of different in-country donors and: Leadership roles should not only be based on volume of finance but evidence-based, peer reviewed, but partner country criteria must have final say There is a need to recognise the diversity in financing modalities in Division of Labor processes Vertical funds and emerging donors need special attention
RT 3 Panel 2: Cross-Cutting Issues (CCI) We need to firmly integrate human rights, gender equality, and environmental sustainability as goals in their own right in harmonization and Division of Labor efforts Harmonization and mainstreaming of CCI will be most effective under: (i) partner country leadership and (ii) through partner systems Committed donors can facilitate and support processes of integrating Cross-Cutting Issues Measuring results for Cross-Cutting Issues makes a difference! There is a need to develop capacity and provide incentives for staff to engage on Cross-Cutting Issues 3rd High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness Roundtable 3: Harmonisation
Conclusion At country level, we need to step up implementation of Division of Labor processes, led by partner governments; We need to share good practices more systematically and agree on a set of “Principles on Division of Labour” which will provide guidance and serve as elements for collective learning Partners and donors need to agree on benchmarking and peer review processes in order to be held accountable on their commitments to Cross-Cutting Issues More work needs to be done by Working Party on Aid Effectiveness on “ Cross-Cutting Issues and aid effectiveness/new aid modalities”. 3rd High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness Roundtable 3: Harmonisation