Cross-cutting issues




The Phase 1 Evaluation: The Paris declaration is highly political

The findings of the phase 1 evaluation of the implementation of the Paris Declaration were taken on board at the 2008 High Level Forum in Accra.

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The largest evaluation ever?

An insight into what it takes to undertake what is probably the largest ever evaluation of development assistance.


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Time to Walk the Talk

With the Paris Declaration in 2005 the transition into a new era of development cooperation culminated. More than 100 countries signed on to the new principles, and also agreed to evaluate the implementation.


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Evaluation of the evaluation

A world leading expert on evaluation followed the final phases of the evaluation process closely to – among other things – make an Audit Statement for the Synthesis report.


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The Catch 22 dilemma

Local capacity is built when it is used. Yet, many donors still use their own systems claiming that the local systems are too weak.


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The Paris Declaration – a time saver?

The Paris Declaration was meant to reduce transaction costs, but has added a new layer of bureaucracy – at least in the short run.


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China and the Paris Declaration

Aid from China and other Emerging Donors is increasing, but China’s non-adherence to the Paris principles creates problems. Will China eventually join the Paris-family? And does the Paris Declaration need to be revised to accommodate Emerging Donors?


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Decentralization - a precondition for success

Donors’ decentralization to country offices has paved the way for improved cooperation at country level.


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