The Jakarta Commitment recognizes that effective and efficient management of development cooperation activities is a vital function to improve alignment of external assistance with national development priorities, to achieve greater harmonization of development partners’ practices and to achieve results that maximize the benefits of ODA for the people of Indonesia and improve aid effectiveness for development effectiveness. In the international arena, donors and the recipient countries have made specific commitments in the Rome and Paris Declarations to enhance aid effectiveness and have demonstrated willingness to further these commitments in the Accra Agenda for Action of September 2008. Developing and monitoring the implementation of appropriate measures to fulfil these commitments in Indonesia’s context is a challenge that will need to be addressed. Thus, to ensure that the GOI’s institutions have the capacity to take full ownership and to lead the aid coordination and aid management processes an Aid for Development Effectiveness Secretariat (A4DES) is etablished.
As such, the key operating principles of the A4DES are:
- Government led;
- Inclusive of development partners and governmental stakeholders and building upon existing networks;
- Responsive to policy needs as identified by decision-making organizations at multiple levels, by being legitimate and policy-relevant;
- Underpinned by result of monitoring and relevant assessment processes;
- Monitored from the outset with procedures for measuring its effectiveness;
- Evolving and subject to critical review as appropriate;
A4DES will manage the “pooled resources facility” provided by the Development Partners. The management will be governed by terms and conditions agreed by A4DES and development partners contributing to A4DES. The management of contributions through direct support (bilateral) will be governed by terms and conditions agreed by A4DES and the contributing development partner.
For additional information www.a4des.org