IIEP Strategic debates
New modalities for development cooperation in the education sector: Comparing development partners’ perspectives
Held on December 2010 and presented by Eckhard Deutscher, Chairman of the Development Assistance Committee, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Alain Dhersigny, Division of Education and Professional Training, French Agency for Development (AFD), and Agnes Arach, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports
Since the new millennium, substantial efforts have been made to make development cooperation more effective. The MDGs initiated a move towards results-based management, and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005) and the Accra Agenda for Action (2008) set out a framework for development cooperation with the following five major principles: national ownership, alignment on recipient country systems of rules and procedures, harmonization through the use of budget support, a shared focus on development results, and mutual accountability.
Have new aid modalities really promoted country ownership and self-determination in the education sector? To what extent have development partners moved towards budget support? What modalities have been adopted for the monitoring and evaluation of development results, and how useful are they to support decision-making at the country level?
The Strategic Debate allowed a comparison of development partners’ intentions with current realities in the education sector, as well as an exchange of views on how best to meet the challenges ahead.
The debate was moderated by Michaela Martin, Programme Specialist at IIEP.
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