Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness in Africa Report 2009: Promise and Performance
by: Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Following the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000, both African governments and their development partners entered into a series of mutual commitments designed to promote the achievement of the goals in Africa. These commitments were embodied in the ?New Partnership for Africa?s Development? (NEPAD) launched by African leaders in 2001 and in subsequent declarations by the African Union, and in the responses which followed from development partners including as parties to wider international agreements such as the Monterrey Consensus, as well as in fora such as the European Union and the G8. In 2003 African leaders asked the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the OECD to undertake periodic joint reviews assessing the delivery of these commitments. This is the second such review. It has been undertaken jointly by task teams from UNECA and OECD, in close consultation with the NEPAD Secretariat, and with inputs from African and international institutions and civil society. It is intended to answer 4 basic questions: ? What are the main commitments which have been made by Africa and its development partners? ? Have these been delivered? ? What have the results been? ? What are now the key future policy priorities?

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