Presentation on theme: "1 Mutual Accountability in Cambodia: What has been done so far? Heng Chou Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board Breakout Session on Mutual Accountability:"— Presentation transcript:
1 Mutual Accountability in Cambodia: What has been done so far? Heng Chou Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board Breakout Session on Mutual Accountability: How can partner countries hold donors accountable?
2 Introduction Global consensus: More and Better Aid Paris Declaration, allowing for country context though, embodies global consensus for doing “More and Better Aid” In all, Paris Declaration is commitments by both sides to take action to deliver results, which will be monitored, in an accountable manner and to each other
3 The relevant agenda for Cambodia Context Poor aid practices in past TA could be improved (Aid management) capacity limited NSDP to reach the Cambodian MDGs ODA financed Aid effectiveness priorities Partnership commitments Declaration on Enhancing Aid Effectiveness
4 Mutual accountability in Cambodia A mechanism/process that includes the promotion of: 1.Strengthening and using national systems 2.Increasing the impact of technical assistance 3.Implementing the core public service reforms 4.Developing programme-based approaches 5.Integrating PIUs / PMUs 6.Application of the Paris Declaration and its indicators 7.Mobilisation and increased impact of resources
5 Mutual accountability in Cambodia: the crossing points Joint Monitoring Indicators (JMIs) a)12 NSDP-based indicators linked to reforms b)Established by technical groups and jointly reviewed Action Plan on Harmonisation, Alignment & Results a)Aid effectiveness commitments informed by Paris Declaration b)Needs to have targets c)Implement Declaration on Enhancing Aid Effectiveness
6 Mutual accountability in Cambodia: dialogue structures Dialogue structures a)Technical Working Groups (18 sectors/themes) b)Government-Donor Coordination Committee (JMIs) c)Cambodia Development Cooperation Forum (high-level, formal and broad-based dialogue based on a mutually- agreed agenda to assess progress – formerly the CG) Annual Aid Effectiveness Report a)ODA Database (incorporating Paris indicators) b)Monitoring of H-A-R Action Plan c)Presented to CDCF
7 Challenges for a mutually accountable partnership Joint Monitoring Indicators (JMI) should really be joint effort Aid effectiveness commitments -- Declaration of Enhancing Aid Effectiveness Commitments but not “not legally binding” No joint commitment to assess implementation of commitments Mutual accountability is about behavior change Some donors here are not willing to provide information !!!!