Presentation on theme: "1 Donor coordination and effectiveness of aid to agriculture Effectiveness in Aid to Agriculture Czech action to strengthen food security Glopolis / FoRS."— Presentation transcript:
1 Donor coordination and effectiveness of aid to agriculture Effectiveness in Aid to Agriculture Czech action to strengthen food security Glopolis / FoRS Seminar, Prague, 18 February 2009 Christoph Langenkamp, task leader agricultural and rural policy Secretariat of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development www.donorplatform.org firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Global Donor Platform for Rural Development A network of 30 donors, international finance institutions and development agencies, formed in 2003; Common vision that agricultural and rural development (ARD) plays important role in poverty reduction; Members are committed to achieve increased and more effective aid for ARD, centred on smallholder agriculture; Proposed Platform outputs: Coherent and evidence-based advocacy in support of increased and more effective aid in ARD; Enhanced capacity of member agencies to deliver more effective support for ARD (knowledge management)
3 Context When addressing aid: development is the prerogative of sovereign nations;
4 Context When addressing aid: development is the prerogative of sovereign nations; Aid allocation in ARD declined;
5 Context When addressing aid: development is the prerogative of sovereign nations; Aid allocation in ARD declined; Aid fragmentation increased;
6 Context When addressing aid: development is the prerogative of sovereign nations; Aid allocation in ARD declined; Aid fragmentation increased; Aid architecture and modalities are increasingly complex
7 Paris Partnership Commitments Developing countries exercise leadership over their development policies and plans (ownership); Donors base their support on countries’ development strategies and systems (alignment); Donors co-ordinate their activities and minimise the cost of delivering aid (harmonisation); Developing countries and donors orient their activities to achieve the desired results (managing for results); Donors and developing countries are accountable to each other for progress in managing aid better and in achieving development results (mutual accountability);
8 Sectoral issues of the Paris Declaration The agricultural sector: is private sector led with limited role of the state; includes a wide range of stakeholders (civil society, rural organisations, private sector); is cross-Ministerial and institutionally complex; the challenges and needs are heterogeneous and are country/region-specific.
9 Agricultural sector experiences implementing Paris Declaration Ownership: Joint Assistance Strategies (JAS) existing but weak capacity and involvement of rural stakeholders. Lack of integration of national policy with sector and local strategies. Alignment: Currently with government policies and systems but new approaches and models may require working outside government. Harmonisation: PBAs and SWAps existing but still too many approaches and no real incentives; at times too complex. Mutual Accountability: SWAps, MoUs and Financing Agreements existing but broader stakeholder involvement and clearer norms required. Managing for Results: Concepts (outcomes, results and indicators) and processes (M&E systems, capacity assessment and stakeholders) still rather weak & undefined.
10 Key points of the Accra Agenda for Action (AAA) Organised along three major challenges: Ownership, partnerships and results Concrete steps on predictability, transparency, use of country systems, untying, division of labour. Progress on fragile states, conditionality. Significant change in the nature of the relationship between donors and partners – accountability and trust.
11 Key issues for effective ARD policies & strategies Strengthened and more inclusive ownership (farmers & farmers’ organisations, rural CSOs, private sector) of policies/strategies & implementation/monitoring; -Capacity development for all stakeholders; -Coherent and “good enough” policies and strategies at national, sectoral and decentralised levels; -South-south learning networks, communities of practice. Development of cost-effective results management and improvement of methodology and progress indicators in results-monitoring for ARD.
12 Donor issues for effective aid in ARD In addition: Alignment and increased use of country systems, incl. support to regional mechanisms (e.g. CAADP); Realistic PBAs (see Platform study, EC guide); Strengthen partnerships (global, regional, national); Finalise Joint Principles for donors; Division of labour; Support incentives for aid effectiveness for ARD; Regard “Right to Food”, WDR 2008, OECD, IAASTD…
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15 Key points of the AAA (cont.) Ownership, country-level policy dialogue on development (§13) Capacity development (§14) Country systems (§15) Reducing aid fragmentation (§17) Recognition of role of all development partners (§19) Civil society (§20) Managing for results and incentives (§23) Accountability for results (§24 & 26b)