IDA16 & Aid Effectiveness Campaign

Parliamentary Network/AWEPA advocacy campaign

IDA 16 as an opportunity for increased aid effectiveness

The Parliamentary Network and European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA) view the 16th replenishment of the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) as an opportunity to increase the global commitment to aid effectiveness, with the ultimate goal of helping the world to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015.  The two organisations have captured this message in their IDA 16 and Aid Effectiveness Campaign, launched in May 2010 and running throughout IDA 16 replenishment, fund allocation, program implementation, and monitoring/reporting.

The Campaign calls on the World Bank:

To deepen its commitment to aid effectiveness in four key areas and through increased engagement with donor and partner country parliamentarians during all stages of IDA 16.

These priority areas (increasing country ownership, strengthening country statistical/results measurement systems, adding of a peer-review dimension to Country Assistance Strategy progress reports, and leading by example in health, nutrition and population programs) are reflective of the aid effectiveness principles outlined in the Paris Declaration and Accra Agenda for Action and are also based on findings and recommendations emerging from the IDA15 mid-term review (World Bank, 2009) and the most recent Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration (OECD, 2008).

Equally important, the Campaign also calls on donor governments:

To fully replenish IDA funds by meeting or exceeding IDA15 funding levels (US$ 42 billion) as the world readies its self for the final push to meet the MDGs by 2015.


Campaign Materials

Key to ensuring that the Campaign's main messages are well defined and communicated is the set of Campaign materials. These are comprised of:

The Principle Issue Brief and Call to Action, which presents the campaign in three pages and outlines its four central issues.

Four Supporting Issue Briefs that provide background on each of the four central issues identified in the Principle Issue Brief. They are:

1) Increasing country ownership,

2) Strengthening statistical/results measurement systems,

3) Adding peer-review to CAS progress reports and

4) Strenghtening health, nutrition and population programs

Four Parliamentarians & Development policy briefings, which serve to frame the wider development situation in relation to the campaign. They are:

1) The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Agenda for Action,

2) The World Bank and Aid Effectiveness,

3) IDA15 Mid-Term Review and

4) Progress Towards the Millennium Development Goals

The complete set of core campaign materials is currently available in English and French. They will also be made available in Arabic and Spanish in the near future. Please contact the Parliamentary Network should you wish to use any of the above materials.


Key Audiences

The campaign has three key audiences: parliamentarians and their staff in donor country and partner country parliaments, the World Bank (headquarters and country offices), and the IDA deputies (representatives from member countries' governments). 


Campaign events

Parliamentary Network members and secretariat participated in an IDA field visit to Mali from 20 to 23 June 2010. During this visit, the campaign was presented to 15 parliamentarians from IDA donor and partner countries. A mission report will soon be available online. If you wish to organize an IDA 16 and aid effectiveness event in your parliament, please contact the Parliamentary Network.

Founded in 2000, the Parliamentary Network is an independent, non-governmental organization that provides a platform for Parliamentarians from over 140 countries to advocate for increased accountability and transparency in development cooperation. Alain Destexhe is the current Chair of the Parliamentary Network.

 

The Network – via its international secretariat, regional chapters and country chapters – reaches over 1500 Parliamentarians in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. It strives to increase transparency and accountability in the development cooperation process by fostering the oversight role of parliaments and civil society. The Network has a specific focus on multilateral aid and a sub-focus on the work and modus operandi of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the world’s largest multilateral funders.

 

It provides a platform for MPs and civil society to hold to account their own governments, as well as International Financial Institutions (IFIs), for development outcomes.

Membership is free of charge and open to elected parliamentarians who currently hold a mandate. As a member, you will receive The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s policy materials, including the quarterly Network Review publication and the Parliamentarians and Development series.

You will also be eligible to attend the Annual Conference and participate in discussions with senior World Bank and IMF leadership. You can also be invited to take part in the Parliamentarians in the Field country visit programme.
In addition, the The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund often invites partner organizations to join its activities.
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