NSDS Progress Report September 2008 PARIS 21 Secretariat

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NSDS Progress Report September 2008 PARIS 21 Secretariat PARIS 21 Steering Committee meeting, 6

NSDS Progress Report September 2008 PARIS 21 Secretariat PARIS 21 Steering Committee meeting, 6 November 2008

Report Objectives • Monitor country progress in preparing and implementing NSDSs. • Serve as

Report Objectives • Monitor country progress in preparing and implementing NSDSs. • Serve as an input for the design of support programmes to countries. • Inspire NSDS country teams themselves to report in greater detail on their own strategic planning efforts. PARIS 21 Steering Committee meeting, 6 November 2008

Information Sources NSDS Worldwide Progress Report NSDS Status Table NSDS Country sheets Direct contacts

Information Sources NSDS Worldwide Progress Report NSDS Status Table NSDS Country sheets Direct contacts with countries Discussions with partners Review of Documentation PARIS 21 Steering Committee meeting, 6 November 2008

Summary of Results Countries currently implementing a strategy Countries with Countries currently strategy expired

Summary of Results Countries currently implementing a strategy Countries with Countries currently strategy expired or designing a strategy without strategy and or awaiting currently planning an adoption NSDS Countries without a strategy nor planning one TOTAL No. % AFRICA 21 53% 17 42% 2 5% 0 0% 40 ASIA and PACIFIC 12 44% 3 11% 9 33% 3 11% 27 LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN 3 33% 2 22% 4 44% 0 0% 9 EUROPE 1 50% 0 0% 2 TOTAL 37 47. 5% 23 29. 5% 15 19% 3 4% 78 International Development Association borrower countries only PARIS 21 Steering Committee meeting, 6 November 2008

Emerging Issues • Design Process: – – Continuous, consultative processes System-wide coverage Integrated into

Emerging Issues • Design Process: – – Continuous, consultative processes System-wide coverage Integrated into larger development policy processes Results-focused • Funding: – Inflexibility in timing, which over-emphasises the final product rather than the process. – Identifiable costs and financing plan • Implementation: – Need for effective and realistic implementation plans – Including donors in the design of implementation plans PARIS 21 Steering Committee meeting, 6 November 2008

Recommendations for PARIS 21 Secretariat • Prepare guidance to assist fragile states and small

Recommendations for PARIS 21 Secretariat • Prepare guidance to assist fragile states and small island economies in designing NSDSs • Prepare guidance and facilitate training on preparing a sequenced and prioritised action plan • Develop guidance on preparing a costing and financing plan for an NSDS PARIS 21 Steering Committee meeting, 6 November 2008