Assessing the Effectiveness of Health Projects
The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PD) was endorsed in Paris at the Second High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in March 2005 by 90 developing and donor countries, including the United States. In addition, 26 multilateral and intergovernmental organizations participated. Fourteen civil society organizations were present, but were not involved in the negotiations of the PD, nor were they signatories. Since March 2005, a number of additional countries have endorsed the PD and the USG continued to participate in the process, including considerable staff work to monitor and report on USG PD implementation and prepare US officials for subsequent meetings. Intended to address growing donor and partner-country concerns about the quality and effectiveness of development assistance, the PD is a distillation of the development cooperation experience of a half a century. It brings together key principles and conclusions that have emerged from international development conferences and research over the last decade.