Implementation of the Paris Declaration in ADF Countries

Date: August 2007
Type: Statutory Reports and Official Records
ADB administration and governance; Governance and public sector management
Series: Progress Reports on Aid Effectiveness


Aid effectiveness, namely using aid resources for the greatest impact, is growing in importance and is a focus of the development community. The 2003 Rome High Level Forum (HLF) identified a general framework for harmonization and alignment, and the 2005 Paris HLF on Aid Effectiveness produced the Paris Declaration. More than 100 partner and donor countries and international agencies endorsed the declaration, a detailed set of partnership commitments, and Indicators of Progress, including targets for ownership, alignment, harmonization, managing for results, and mutual accountability. ADB continues to coordinate with other donors and institutions such as the multilateral development banks (MDBs), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) through its Development Assistance Committee (DAC), bilateral donors, and agencies of the United Nations in supporting these international efforts.

This background paper provides an update of ADB’s efforts to implement the Paris Declaration in Asian Development Fund (ADF) countries within the context of international monitoring efforts for the Paris commitments. These efforts are led by OECD-DAC in collaboration with partner country governments, donor agencies, and international institutions including ADB. Areas where ADB is making progress and where targets are likely to be achieved are highlighted, and issues that need to be addressed are identified.


  • Executive Summary 
  • Introduction 
  • Main Findings 
  • Steps to Improve ADB's Progress 
  • Attachment: 2008 Survey on the Implementation of the Paris Declaration in the Asian Development Bank