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Ongoing Work of the Joint Venture on Managing for Development Results (JV MfDR). Stefan Schmitz, Senior Policy Advisor Aid Effectiveness OECD Development Co-operation Directorate 21 March 2008. 4 Joint Ventures (JV) under the DAC Working Party on Aid Effectiveness.

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Ongoing work of the joint venture on managing for development results jv mfdr

Ongoing Work of theJoint Venture on Managing for DevelopmentResults (JV MfDR)

Stefan Schmitz, Senior Policy AdvisorAid EffectivenessOECD Development Co-operation Directorate21 March 2008

4 joint ventures jv under the dac working party on aid effectiveness
4 Joint Ventures (JV) under theDAC Working Party on Aid Effectiveness

  • JV Monitoring the Paris Declaration

  • JV Public Financial Management

  • JV Procurement

  • JV Managing for Development Results

The results pyramid


Partners set the agenda


Aligning with partners’ agenda

Relying on partners’ systems

Common arrangements

Simplifying procedures

Sharing information



The Results Pyramid


Managing for results in the paris declaration
Managing for Resultsin the Paris Declaration

  • 43. Managing for results means managing and implementing aid in a way that focuses on the desired results and uses information to improve decision making

  • 44. Partner countries commit to

  • Endeavour to establish results-oriented reporting and assessment frameworks that monitor progress against key dimensions of the national and sector development strategies; … (Indicator 11)

  • 45. Donors commit to:

  • Link country programming and resources to results and align them with effective partner country performance assessment frameworks, …

  • Work with partner countries to rely, as far as possible, on partner countries’ results-oriented reporting and monitoring frameworks.

  • Harmonize their monitoring and reporting requirements, and, until they can rely more extensively on partner countries’ statistical, monitoring and evaluation systems, …

  • 46. Partner countries and donors jointly commit to:

  • Work together in a participatory approach to strengthen country capacities and demand for results based management

Mfdr definition
MfDR Definition

  • Managing for Development Results (MfDR):

  • Management strategy that involves evidence-based decision making in the pursuit of human development.

  • MfDR uses sound information for policy making and involves practical tools (that altogether constitute the core elements of any “MfDR cycle”).

Mfdr cycle
MfDR Cycle




National Development Plan


Output(Products, Services)

Sector Plans



Resource Plans(Budget Link)

Resource Uses

Service Provision

Mfdr roundtable hanoi 2007
MfDR Roundtable Hanoi 2007

  • Leadership and Accountability

  • Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Mutual Accountability and Partnerships

  • Planning and Budgeting

  • Statistics

Post hanoi the agreed role of the jv mfdr
Post Hanoi:The agreed role of the JV MfDR

  • Help partner countries and donors to address MfDR and Mutual Accountability

  • Identify emerging good practice

  • Develop guidelines

  • Act as a prime advocate for MfDR

Mfdr country capacity assessment the message
MfDR Country Capacity Assessment:The Message

  • See MfDR as a country system

  • Donors and partner countries are jointly committed to strengthen MfDR capacities

  • Country based M&E and statistical capacities are crucial basics.

  • Reliable performance frameworks enable greater accountability and allow donors to refrain from imposing their own M&E and reporting requirements (alignment).

Mfdr country capacity assessment the tool
MfDR Country Capacity Assessment:The Tool

  • Harmonized tool kit

  • Capacity assessment in the fields of Leadership, Accountability, Planning & Budgeting, M&E, Statistics

  • Pilot testing in Namibia, Malawi, Afghanistan and Moldova

  • To be launched at the Accra HLF

Procedures and incentives in donor agencies the message
Procedures and Incentives inDonor Agencies: The Message

  • Stronger ‘performance culture’ is a challenge not only for partner countries, but also for donor agencies.

  • Management and staff behaviour important to increase aid effectiveness.

  • Procedures and incentives to be targeted at behaviour; replace short-term benefits with long-term return of investments.

Procedures and incentives in donor agencies the product
Procedures and Incentives inDonor Agencies: The Product

  • Good practice guidelines for appropriate procedures and incentives;

  • including a self-assessment tool to assist donors agencies.

  • To be tested with local aid-coordination groups.

  • To be presented at the Accra HLF.

Regional mfdr communities of practice
Regional MfDR Communities of Practice

  • Operating in Asia-Pacific

  • Starting phase in Africa

  • To be launched in Latin America

  • Asian-Pacific CoP: Very strong focus on Monitoring & Evaluation

Jv mfdr involved in the accra hlf
JV MfDR involved in the Accra HLF

  • Organizer of Roundtable 4 “Managing for Development Results”

  • Contributor to Roundtable 5 “Mutual Accountability”

  • Contributor to HLF Input and Output Documents

Thank you
Thank You!