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The concept of aid effectiveness has acquired growing importance in international discussions. The term refers to the extent to which aid resources succeed in producing sustainable development results for people in developing countries.

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Objective

The emphasis is on results at the outcome and impact levels, as opposed to output-level results from individual projects. The hypothesis is that results from individual projects do not necessarily translate into outcomes and impacts at a higher level.
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Outcome

The concept of aid effectiveness has acquired growing importance in international discussions and throughout the HLFs related processes. The term refers to the extent to which aid resources succeed in producing sustainable development results for people in developing countries. The emphasis is on results at the outcome and impact levels, as opposed to output-level results from individual projects. The hypothesis is that results from individual projects do not necessarily translate into outcomes and impacts at a higher level. This concept is important for three reasons:

  1. It draws attention to the big picture, to ensure that the ultimate objectives of the aid system as a whole are being met;
  2. It can help to ensure that the international aid system remains true to its primary purpose in the face of competing interests of a political or bureaucratic nature, institutional imperatives, foreign policy goals, or commercial objectives and;
  3. It provides a framework for enquiring into broad lessons of good practice and establishing a consensus on how aid could be improved.

Working Party on Aid effetciveness (WP-EFF)

The WP-EFF was created in 2005 to bring together donors, multilateral organisations and recipient governments to assess progress in implementing the Paris declaration and to develop the agendas for subsequent High-Level Forums. The WP-EFF is housed at the OECD DAC (but is not a DAC body) and the DAC secretariat provides support to the WP-EFF. In 2009 its membership has been expanded to include CSOs, foundations, parliamentary associations and local governments. CSO representation in the WP-EFF is ensured by the Coordinating Group of the Better Aid Platform (BACG).

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