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AWID Primer: CSO's Engagement in the Aid Effectiveness Agenda

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This third primer in the AWID Aid Effectiveness and Women's Rights series focuses on describing how the parallel tracking process is being undertaken independently by CSOs and, most recently, some women's rights organizations. This primer seeks first to provide a background and overview of this parallel process, then identifies some pressing concerns, and lastly presents some recommendations from the civil society perspective.


AWID Primer: Monitoring and Evaluation of the Paris Declaration Implementation

AWID Primer: Monitoring and Evaluation of the Paris Declaration Implementation

The monitoring and evaluation process of implementation of the Paris Declaration has been broadly debated among civil society organizations involved in the aid effectiveness process. This primer prepared by the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) in 2008 presents a general overview of this process, the key results of the first official round of monitoring, and the main concerns and recommendations put forward by CSOs participating in the parallel process towards the HLF3. The...


An Overview of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the New Aid Modalities

An Overview of the Paris Declaration on Aid  Effectiveness and the New Aid Modalities

This first primer of the AWID Aid Effectiveness and Women's Rights Series published in 2008 provides an overview of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the subsequent new aid modalities that have emerged from donor discussions to foster a more effective and efficient use of resources for financing development.


Aid Effectiveness and the Implementation of SCR 1325 in Nepal

Aid Effectiveness and the Implementation of SCR 1325 in Nepal

The EC/UN Partnership has reviewed the extent to which commitments to women's security and peacebuilding needs have been financed by Official Development Assistance (ODA) in four different post-conflict situations: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea), and Aceh (Indonesia). A 2008 study by UNIFEM found that government and donor efforts to integrate gender priorities in peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction processes in Nepal were limited, and that...


Aid in Support of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Aid in Support of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

The report prepared by the OECD DAC provides statistics on aid focused on gender equality and women's empowerment extended by DAC members. The statistics are basedon Members' reporting on the Gender Equality Policy Marker.  Information includes the share of aid focussed on gender equality, top ten recipients, a sector breakdown and marker coverage for each DAC donor.


Aid and Gender Equality. Research and Communication on Foreign Aid

Aid and Gender Equality. Research and Communication on Foreign Aid

The paper provides a comprehensive overview and guide to complex issue of linkages between aid and gender equality. Moreover, the position paper addresses the intricate linkages and identifies existing challenges for future action in development practice and research with a view to increasing aid efficiency.


DAC guiding principles for aid effectiveness, gender equality and women's empowerment

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Recent reforms of aid delivery, most notably the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005), have provided new opportunities and mechanisms to translate donor and government commitments into improved practice results and impacts. Achieving internationally agreed development goals will however not be possible without progress on gender equality and women's empowerment. A the same time, implementing the Paris Declaration's overarching partnerships commitment is a powerful way of accelerating...


Financing the unfinished business of gender equality and women's rights: priorities for the post-2015 framework

Financing the unfinished business of gender equality and women's rights: priorities for the post-2015 framework

This technical paper analyses investments by OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors in six policy areas that are priorities for the...


Financing for Development: Aid Effectiveness and Gender-Responsive Budgets

Financing for Development: Aid Effectiveness and Gender-Responsive Budgets

Background paper prepared for the Commonwealth Secretariat in May 2007 by Debbie Budlender, Community Agency for Social Enquiry, Cape Town, South Africa. This paper attempts to make the case for financing gender equality for development, and to explore how this can be done. Because the issues related to financing gender equality for development are so numerous, the paper obviously cannot discuss all in equal detail. It thus pays particular attention to the ways in which the context of such...


"Engendering EU General Budget Support: GRB as a tool for fostering gender equality..."

"Engendering EU General Budget Support: GRB as a tool for fostering gender equality..."

This briefing paper highlights main concerns and opportunities that increased general budget support present for gender equity work in EU partner countries. It discusses what EU gender equity commitments and attempts to operationalize them have to say about how gender responsive budgeting could be used as a tool to engender general budget support. The concluding sections summarize lessons learnt on engendering general budget support through GRB, and provide recommendations for action that...