Management of the Government-Development Partner Coordination Committee Meetings
Summary of main proposals
A Background Note on management of the GDCC was shared with all GDCC members in early-March 2011. This reflects on-going efforts to monitor and maintain the effectiveness of the GDCC meeting. This effort must be seen as part of a broader initiative to ensure the effectiveness of partnership and dialogue mechanisms and builds on the review of the 'Guideline on the Technical Working Groups' that was completed in September 2010. Looking forward, this initiative to maintain GDCC performance is linked to the evolution towards the Cambodia Development Forum as the highest-level of consultations, and the review of development cooperation policy that will take place in 2012.
The main proposals outlined in the paper can be summarised as follows:
1. Agreement of GDCC objectives
2. Preparation of the GDCC
3. Ensuring GDCC effectiveness
In the medium-term, the format and timing of the GDCC will be reviewed to accommodate the transition to the Cambodia Development Forum (CDF), which will include a wider range of participants, including the private sector. This will ensure that the GDCC can continue to serve as an effective follow up mechanism for the CDF and provide a valued forum for dialogue.
A comprehensive review of the existing coordination mechanisms will be made in 2012 as part of the development cooperation policy review exercise scheduled to take place after the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in late 2011.