Partnerships for Development Results

Project summary

Partnerships for Development results works to promote the Royal Government of Cambodia’s (RGC) aid management capacities and partnership practices in order to achieve improved development results and the Cambodian Millennium Development Goals (CMDGs). The programme supports the government in revising its aid management policy, in ensuring sector results by aligning national and external resources with government sector/budget strategies and in using national systems for programming, planning, monitoring and evaluation, coordination and resource mobilization in a number of key sectors.

Key expected results

  • Capacity assessment was undertaken for the Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CrDB/CDC), paving the way for the 2011-2015 CRDB Capacity Development strategy will to guide project capacity support.
  • Trained all TWGs (30 staff), CRDB (25 staff) and representatives of the National Assembly, Senate and civil society organizations on aid management practices and tools.

Contributing donors

Contributing donors Amount
Australia USD 204,856
Canada USD 205,973
New Zealand USD 459,573
Sweden USD 322,867
UNDP USD 232,500
2011 Budget USD 1,425,769

Delivery in 2012

The project delivery in 2012 is USD 799,902

Project background

In the last five years Cambodia has made significant progress in institutionalising and implementing the global framework on aid effectiveness nevertheless, capacity and resource constraints are still among the major bottlenecks to reaching the CMDGs by 2015. Continued aid dependence highlights the important role of external resources in supporting the national development programme as well as the need to ensure that these resources are managed effectively. The focus of development assistance is on maintaining the support to government reforms to improve service delivery, strengthen national institutions and to improve governance and accountability.

CRDB/CDC has established itself as a provider of expertise and as a facilitating agency in the field of aid management. Therefore, it needs to consolidate and expand its capacity to build effective partnerships and to establish good working practices with national and international stakeholders in order to deliver development results in accordance with the CMDgs and national development policies. This will ensure that CrDB/CDC can function independently of external support by 2015 and provide effective and relevant contextualised support in all technical, partnership and systems-related areas of aid management across all sectors.

Main activities

  • Revise the RGC aid management policy 2012-2015.
  • Provide outreach work with, and direct support to, civil society, Parliament, ministries and development partners.
  • Develop a policy on South-South cooperation.
  • Engage regional partners at a technical level.
  • Define the role of the private sector and Official Development Assistance (ODA) in supporting national development.
  • Maintain the ODA and non-governmental organizations databases.
  • Prepare the Capacity Development Strategy 2011-2015 and training plan.
  • Produce tools to develop a Programme Based Approach (PBA) and "clinics" to selected ministries.
  • Support the Technical Working Group (TWG) Network to provide a forum for the RGC, development partners and civil society.
  • Provide on-demand training and support to TWG on aid  management.
  • Strengthen the joint Monitoring Indicators Mechanism through further monitoring for development results training and technical support.
  • Develop knowledge management tools and resources as the PBA diagnostic assessment frameworks.
  • Provide technical support to planning/ budgeting/aid integration guided by Public Financial Management (PFM) reform.
  • Facilitate a national workshop on systems to establish consensus on priority sectors and systems.
  • Conduct diagnostic work on national systems to include development of a capacity assessment tool.
  • Select pilot systems/ministries and programme support to capacity assessments.

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