Paris declaration on aid effectiveness
Against the different key principles of the Rome Declaration (2003) and the Marrakech memorandum on Managing for Development Results (2004), the following commitments for donors and partners are highlighted in the Declaration:
- Ownership Partner countries exercise effective authority over their development policies, strategies and national systems when relying, partially or entirely, on external resources.
- Alignment Donors base their overall support on partner countries national development strategies, systems and procedures. This creates mutual commitments. For partners, it means having sound and operational development policies and systems for managing aid. For donors it means using partner countries policies, institutions and systems as the framework of reference for providing aid.
- Harmonisation Donors organise their multiple activities in ways that maximise their collective efficacy.
- Managing for results Improves the performance and accountabilities in achieving sustainable improvements in development by focusing on development results.