Kingdom of Cambodia
Nation Religion King

 

Royal Government of Cambodia

THE CAMBODIA
AID EFFECTIVENESS REPORT
2008


 

Prepared by
the Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board
of the Council for the Development of Cambodia
for

Second Cambodia Development Cooperation Forum (CDCF)

4-5 December 2008

 

 

November 2008

 

 

Acknowledgement

A major source of information used in preparing this Aid Effectiveness Report is the reports prepared by Technical Working Groups (TWGs) for the Government-Development Partner Coordination Committee. The efforts of all TWG Chairs, focal points and lead development partner facilitators is therefore acknowledged with gratitude and it is hoped that this Report will be of use to them in their future work.

It is also necessary to acknowledge the significant time and effort that has been contributed by development partner focal points who have entered information about their programmes into the Cambodia ODA Database. Without their patience and cooperation much of the quantitative analysis used in this Report could not have been produced.

The findings in this Aid Effectiveness Report are based on the evidence that has been collected and analysed by CRDB. In all cases CRDB has attempted to validate the data and to confirm the factual basis for the analysis that has been presented.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword

Executive Summary ...........................................................................................................................
 


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Introduction..................................................................................................................................

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Ownership provides the most direct link to development results......................................................

The focus of the 2008 Aid Effectiveness Report .............................................................................

Key messages ............................................................................................................................
 

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2. An Overview of the Development Partnership in 2007/08 ........................................................  3
 
   

A call for accelerated implementation ..........................................................................................

Consolidating a partnership-based institutional framework .............................................................

Equipping TWGs with the basic tools ............................................................................................

Capacity development as the foundation for effective partnerships...................................................

Global partnerships and aid effectiveness initiatives........................................................................

Partnership reflections from the Evaluation of Aid Effectiveness.......................................................
Conclusion...............................................................................................................................
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3. Trends in Development Cooperation ........................................................................................... 7
   

Aggregate trends in development cooperation ...............................................................................

Reviewing the evidence of H-A-R Action Plan implementation .........................................................

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Ownership ...........................................................................................................................

Alignment ............................................................................................................................

Harmonisation and Partnerships .............................................................................................

Managing for Results .............................................................................................................

Mutual Accountability .............................................................................................................

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The H-A-R Action Plan: A framework for effective development cooperation .....................................
 

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4. Implementation of the Joint Monitoring Indicators (JMIs) ......................................................... 23
   

JMI Principles .............................................................................................................................

Progress in implementation .........................................................................................................

Summary of JMI Implementation status ........................................................................................

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5. Policy Directions in Aid Management ........................................................................................... 26
   

Policy recommendations for Government .......................................................................................

Policy recommendations for Development Partners ........................................................................

Joint responsibilities and a focus for mutual accountability ..............................................................

Joint monitoring of policy implementation .....................................................................................
 

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6. Conclusions .................................................................................................................................. 30
       

LIST OF ANNEXES

Annex One:

Annex Two:

Annex Three:







Annex Four:

Annex Five:
List of acronyms ..............................................................................................................

How good is our data?...............................................................................................
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Additional data presentations
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3.1  Estimated disbursements by development partner and sector 2007
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3.2  Estimated disbursements by development partner and sector 2008
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3.3  Disbursements and projections by development partner 1992-2010
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3.4  Disbursements to Government and non-Government 2006 & 2007
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3.5  Disbursements to Government and non-Government sector 2006 & 2007
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3.6  Disbursements to Provinces 2006-2010
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Sector and sub-sector classification
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Progress in implementing the Joint Monitoring Indicators (JMIs) .............................................
 
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LIST OF TABLES

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Total Resource Availability 2003 2008 .............................................................................................
Paris Declaration Monitoring Indicators for Cambodia
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NSDP Allocations 2006 2010
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Disbursements and Projections by Development Partner 2002 - 2010
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Development cooperation disbursements by sector 2005 - 2008
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Provincial support 2005-2008
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NGO sector support 2006 2007
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Development partner disbursements by type of assistance 2006 - 2008
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In-year predictability of development assistance 2007 and 2008
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Partnership arrangements reported in 2007
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Summary of JMI implementation status
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Share of support provided by the five largest partners to selected sectors in 2007
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LIST OF CHARTS

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Disbursements and projections 2001-2010 ........................................................................................
Annual changes in development partner disbursements (2006 2007)
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Sectoral allocations of development assistance 2006 and 2007
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Provincial support 2007 (USD per capita
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Alignment of development cooperation to the NSDP 2006
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Alignment of development cooperation to the NSDP 2007
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Disbursements by type of assistance 2002 - 2008
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Fragmentation of aid delivery in 2007
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Note that an Annex Six, an English-Khmer glossary of aid management terms, is included in the Khmer version of this report.
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