Presentation on theme: "POST 2015 ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISMS Geneva – 15 September 2014 Lessons from the OECD’s experience."— Presentation transcript:
POST 2015 ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISMS Geneva – 15 September 2014 Lessons from the OECD’s experience
Peer reviews of policies (e.g. economics, environment, development cooperation) Monitoring of implementation of conventions (e.g. Anti-bribery Convention) Accountability framework of the Global Partnership for effective development OECD: A variety of experiences in monitoring and accountability frameworks
Why are peer reviews effective: three aspects Peer pressure i.Formal recommendations from the Committee ii.Comparisons between countries iii.Public scrutiny Peer Learning i.Dialogue between the « peers » and the reviewed country ii.Synthesis of good practices An agreed set of principles, standards and criteria, and a clear process defining roles and responsibilities
When Can Peer Reviews Be Effective? Building blocks and processes needed LegitimacyCredibilityValue sharing Mutual trust COMMITMENT & OWNERSHIP Equal treatment Clear, agreed benchmarks Professional team Quality products Confidentiality during the process Transparency at the end
Conclusion: Advantages and Risks Advantage -Done between like-minded partners -Agreed analytic framework and benchmarks -Foster learning and behavior change -Realistic, do-able recommendations Risks -Bureaucracy -Groupthink criticism can be subdued -Seldom work alone
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