Advisory services on implementing the Paris Declaration
Title: Project to provide advisory services on implementing the Paris Declaration (PAEDP)
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Lead executing agency: Ministry for Economic Affairs, Planning and Regional Development (MINEPAT)
Overall term: 2007 to 2014
The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, signed in 2005, represents an international consensus on what makes development cooperation effective. Its five principles lay down the main conditions and guidelines required for effective development cooperation: ownership, harmonisation, alignment, results and mutual accountability.
Key points of the Declaration therefore include strengthening national development strategies, using and supporting partner systems, especially in the fields of public finances and procurement, and coordinating and harmonising donor activities.
The government of Cameroon is progressively implementing its national development strategy by consistently applying the principles of the Paris Declaration.
The project provides advisory services to Cameroon’s government as it implements the Paris Declaration. The assistance provided in implementing and monitoring the national development strategy and in reforming public finances aims to promote a focus on results and ownership, and strengthen partner systems.
The project provides expertise and material in the fields of strategy development, programme and budget planning, and monitoring to support the process harmonisation that is required for the ongoing reform of public finances.
Results achieved so far
The national development strategy now constitutes the key framework of government activities and for the alignment of donor activities.
Support for the reform of public finances is strengthening partnership systems in particular. As an essential part of the reform is to promote results-orientated management, there has been a significant increase in the results orientation of MINEPAT’s workflows.
In addition, the project supports the development of a system to monitor the national development strategy.