How are donors doing on their Paris Declaration commitments in Southern Sudan?
GoSS will be conducting an assessment sometime over the next year, but here are a couple of quick observations.
Not so great on predictability. At Paris in 2005,
Donors commit to:
Provide reliable indicative commitments of aid over a multi-year framework and disburse aid in a timely and predictable fashion according to agreed schedules.
Provide timely, transparent and comprehensive information on aid flows so as to enable partner authorities to present comprehensive budget reports to their legislatures and citizens.
And at Accra in 2008,
Beginning now, donors will provide developing countries with regular and timely information on their rolling three-to five-year forward expenditure and/or implementation plans, with at least indicative resource allocations that developing countries can integrate in their medium-term planning and macroeconomic frameworks. Donors will address any constraints to providing such information.
Figures from the GoSS Donor Book suggest that there is a significant gap between budgeted and actual expenditures by Donors across all sectors,
and also that there is a serious lack of information on commitments for the medium-term.
This one is easy. We can do better than this.