On June 28-29 plenary meeting of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness (WP-EFF) DAC OECD was held in Paris. Poland was represented by Mr Krzysztof Olendzki, Deputy Director of the Department of Development Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
WP-EFF has approved the mandate of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation - key international forum for political dialogue on issues related to the effectiveness of development cooperation which has replaced WP-EFF. Global Partnership is going to be an open, inclusive forum, gathering a broad range of stakeholders (traditional donors, partner countries, emerging economies, multilateral international organizations, civil society organizations, parliamentarians and private sector) that endorse Busan Partnership document.
Within the Global Partnership ministerial-level meetings will present the key forum for political dialogue and decision making. The very first ministerial meeting is to be held in the first quarter of 2013. Coordination and support functions to the political level have been handed over to a Steering Committee and a joint OECD and UNDP support team. WP-EFF has approved the Post-Busan Interim Group (PBIG) proposal on the Steering Committee composition - 3 Co-Chairs and 15 members. In view of additional consultations in partner countries on their candidates to the Steering Committee, deadline for submitting nominations has been prolonged till the end of July and the Steering Committee composition will be approved by the joint OECD/UNDP support team.
The Working Party has approved the PBIG proposal on 10 global indications and global monitoring framework on Busan commitments. Further technical work on some indications will be continued.
WP-EFF has agreed on a common standard for electronic publication of aid data which was elaborated by the Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP-STAT) DAC OECD and the International Aid Transparency Initiative. Individual implementation schedules are to be elaborated till December 2012 and the common standard should be fully implemented by December 2015.