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1 1 Outcome of Mutual Accountability & Aid Transparency Survey: Bangladesh Monowar Ahmed Joint Secretary Aid Effectiveness Unit, ERD

2 2 OUTCOMES Moderate progress in establishing Mutual Accountability Moderate progress in establishing Mutual Accountability ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Effective Local Consultative Group (LCG) mechanismEffective Local Consultative Group (LCG) mechanism Government -led Bangladesh Development Forum (BDF) –Consultation in Feb 2010 – as part of regular annual event –Stock taking in November 2010 Bangladesh Joint Cooperation Strategy (JCS) & JCS Agreed Action Plan in place, 2010Bangladesh Joint Cooperation Strategy (JCS) & JCS Agreed Action Plan in place, 2010 –Annual review jointly conducted by GoB & DPs, 2011 Establishment of Aid Effectiveness Working Group (AE WG), Co-Chaired by GoB and DPEstablishment of Aid Effectiveness Working Group (AE WG), Co-Chaired by GoB and DP_______________________________________________________ Absence of a comprehensive National Aid Policy Absence of a comprehensive National Aid Policy

3 3 Key Areas of Improvements 1.Enhanced commitment for joint and regular review to track progress in keeping donor strategy aligned with national priorities 2.More frequent discussion between Government and Donors within the framework of LCG on the basis of global survey like DAC survey, PD Evaluation, etc. 3.JCS provided platform for high level dialogue in continuity Key factors for Behavioural Change 1.Formulation and signing of JCS 2.Enhanced commitment for meeting aid effectiveness targets

4 4 Behavioural change by Government Aid Effectiveness Targets (i) Enhanced awareness of PD and AAA, (ii) Speed up implementation (iii) High level political commitment & leadership (i) Working together to closely monitor the progress of BDF agreed action points (ii) Developing Development Results Framework with DPs

5 5 GoB contribution to better development results of the country Govt. expediting policy reforms and initiatives in improving coordination between Departments and Ministries Development Results

6 6 Behavioural change by DPs Aid Effectiveness Targets (i)PD and AAA commitment, (ii)Enhanced delegation of in-country authority and (i) Reduced conditionality (i) Co-chairing with GoB in LCG Plenary and LCG Working Groups (ii) Aligning its policies & procedures more with the national strategy

7 7 DPs contribution to better development results of the country Concerted effort to align and harmonize more with National Strategy & increased awareness about predictability of aid to facilitate Government planning process Development Results

8 8 Improved aid effectiveness at sector level Use of sector wide programmes in Education and Health Use of sector wide programmes in Education and Health Significant progress made in terms ofSignificant progress made in terms of -developing common implementation arrangements -aligning with sector priorities within national dev. strategy -using budget support through national budgetary process -using national treasury for disbursement -using country financial management system -using national accounting and reporting system -using SAI for annual and special audit -using joint monitoring and evaluation through joint mission _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

9 9 Aid effectiveness at sector level: Impact & Challenges Decrease in the proportion of aid disbursements through common approaches from 50% in 2008 to 29% in 2010, due to reduction in budget support Decrease in the proportion of aid disbursements through common approaches from 50% in 2008 to 29% in 2010, due to reduction in budget support Increase in accountability of the Government and DPs for results through LCG WG at the sector level Increase in accountability of the Government and DPs for results through LCG WG at the sector level Tracking of progress in the government, not DPs Tracking of progress in the government, not DPs More LCG/BDF focus on sectoral/thematic issues More LCG/BDF focus on sectoral/thematic issues More programme-based approaches in sectors on secondary education, water and sanitation (Watsan), land utilization, ICT More programme-based approaches in sectors on secondary education, water and sanitation (Watsan), land utilization, ICT Challenges: a) different policy approaches and priorities of different donors; b) public financial management concerns prevent direct budget support. Challenges: a) different policy approaches and priorities of different donors; b) public financial management concerns prevent direct budget support.

10 10 Some of the milestones in are: Donor mapping is established and updated on a regular basisDonor mapping is established and updated on a regular basis Aid tracking system establishedAid tracking system established Concept note of division of labour formulatedConcept note of division of labour formulated New PBAs in Health and Education establishedNew PBAs in Health and Education established High level discussions on new partnership arrangements held (e.g. in Watsan, secondary education, land utilization, ICT)High level discussions on new partnership arrangements held (e.g. in Watsan, secondary education, land utilization, ICT)

11 11 Formulation of Development Results Framework : Currently no common development results framework with specific, measurable indicators, used by GoB and DPs.Currently no common development results framework with specific, measurable indicators, used by GoB and DPs. –Data collection effort –Aid information Management System A national development results framework is being drafted under GoB-DP partnershipA national development results framework is being drafted under GoB-DP partnership

12 12 Bangladesh Development Results Framework: Bangladesh is the first country in South Asia to complete this process, in line with the Principles of the Paris DeclarationBangladesh is the first country in South Asia to complete this process, in line with the Principles of the Paris Declaration DRF reflects the main priorities of the GoBs Sixth Five Year Plan, and contains measurable, realistic and meaningful indicators.DRF reflects the main priorities of the GoBs Sixth Five Year Plan, and contains measurable, realistic and meaningful indicators. LCG Working Group members from Government and DPs were directly involved. The process has engaged donors and parts of government, promoting a culture of results measurement and results based management.LCG Working Group members from Government and DPs were directly involved. The process has engaged donors and parts of government, promoting a culture of results measurement and results based management. GoB and DPs agreed to use the DRF as the basis for discussions in the next BDFGoB and DPs agreed to use the DRF as the basis for discussions in the next BDF

13 13 Bangladesh Development Results Framework: The DRF has nine priority areas, aligned with the National 6 th Five Year Plan:The DRF has nine priority areas, aligned with the National 6 th Five Year Plan: 1.Income and poverty 2.Human resource Development 3.Water and Sanitation 4.Energy Infrustructure 5.Gender Enequality 6.Environment sustainability 7.ICT 8.Urban 9.Governance The DRF has 11 outcomes and 35 indicators, set targets for 2011 and 2015, baseline 2010 for most of the indicators, where there was no base line for 2010 the most recent data has been used.The DRF has 11 outcomes and 35 indicators, set targets for 2011 and 2015, baseline 2010 for most of the indicators, where there was no base line for 2010 the most recent data has been used.

14 14 Bangladesh Development Results Framework: Results frameworks will be agreed for each sector, and be monitored by line ministries with LCG working groups.Results frameworks will be agreed for each sector, and be monitored by line ministries with LCG working groups. The overarching Development Results Framework will be monitored at least annually to assess collective progress towards achieving the 6th Five Year Plan.The overarching Development Results Framework will be monitored at least annually to assess collective progress towards achieving the 6th Five Year Plan. The process has engaged donors and parts of government, promoting a culture of results measurement and results based management.The process has engaged donors and parts of government, promoting a culture of results measurement and results based management. Challenges:Challenges: - not full understanding or buy in yet from all line ministries, given speed of process - indicators are not all easy to measure annually - trade offs between frequency of measurement and measuring the right issues.

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