DAC and Non-DAC OECD donors responding to global development challenges at a time of crisis: DAC High Level Meeting Action Plan

Sectors : Gender and economic opportunity, International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions, Domestic resource mobilisation, Quality of aid, Aid volume, Debt relief
Date made: 
2009
Level: 
Heads Of State

Commitments

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Domestic resource mobilisation

"3. ...We will enhance our support for partner country priorities which help manage the impact of the crisis and underpin long-term development strategies, strengthened by accelerated action on gender equality...

...4. ...We will ensure that key commitments of the Paris Declaration and Accra Agenda for Action on country ownership, use of country systems and predictability are integral to the crisis response. We will signal clearly that any crisis responses, whether formulated at the country or at the international level, must be supportive of national strategies and processes. International coordination is not a substitute for country ownership. We will keep under review the thematic facilities developed in the crisis response context, and phase them out as appropriate, so as not to distort long-term recovery nor fragment the global architecture.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Quality of aid

“6. .... We will strengthen monitoring and benchmarking of this landscape of activities financed by, and beyond, ODA and seek overall debt sustainability for partner countries. We will promote complementarities between, and greater public understanding of, ODA and other forms of development finance...

  7....We will co-ordinate around common country specific responses based on each partner country’s plan and we will jointly and regularly monitor the impact of our support. We will regularly review the speed and coherence of the overall crisis response and hold ourselves to account for delivering the commitments we have made today, at next year’s HLM and in following years.”
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Aid volume

"1. We, the participants in this DAC meeting at high level in Paris on 27 and 28 May, 2009, adopt the following Action Plan in response to the development challenges raised by the global economic and financial crisis..

  ...2...We reaffirm our existing ODA commitments, especially for Africa. In the spirit of the Accra Agenda for Action, we will resist pressures to tie aid. We will work within our governments for coherent use of all policy levers for development.”

 

Scope: 
International

“5...We confirm our willingness to consider the potential need to deploy additional resources for multilateral institutions to help meet emerging needs at the country level. We recognise the value of multilateral crisis-response facilities and that voluntary bilateral contributions to them can be effective. These should be additional to resources at country level and not reduce predictability.”

Scope: 
International