Asian Development Bank's Aid Effectiveness Report 2009 and the Way Forward


In 2009, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) conducted its third and most comprehensive annual internal survey on aid effectiveness. This survey report assesses ADB’s progress on its commitments on aid effectiveness as expressed in the 2005 Paris Declaration and 2008 Accra Agenda for Action (AAA), as well as other evolving issues in the international aid architecture. The report also identifies constraints and proposes ways for ADB and its developing member countries (DMCs) to improve.

The survey report is organized around the Paris Declaration’s five principles of aid effectiveness. Accordingly, it assesses how ADB has facilitated country leadership (ownership), aligned its assistance with country priorities and strategies and used country systems (alignment), promoted harmonization among donors (harmonization), encouraged countries to manage resources and improve decision making for results (managing for development results), and promoted mutual accountability of development partners and partner countries for development results (mutual accountability).