On December 4th, the International Coordinating Committee for the Reality of Aid Network launched the 2014
on the side of a meeting to discuss the "modernization of the concept of Official Development Assistance" between CSO members of the Network and the OECD Development Assistance Committee (donor delegates) in Paris.
The theme of the 2014 Report is “Rethinking Partnerships in a Post-2015 World: Towards Equitable, Inclusive and Sustainable Development.” The contributors explored the following topics:
- Principles and practice for inclusive partnership at the global and national levels,
- New (and existing) models of partnering for positive development outcomes for the poor, and
- Preconditions for equitable partnerships that contribute to sustainable development outcomes for the poor.
For over 20 years, the global network has focused on the contributions of development finance, and in particular aid, to sustainable development. With less than a year before the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire, Reality of Aid now focuses on how development cooperation should adapt to the post-2015 environment, particularly the partnerships that underscore such cooperation.
The contributors to the 2014 Report examines current proposals for the post-2015 agenda, and for the financing of this agenda, in particular with respect to the issue of global, regional and national partnerships, and partnerships that engage a range of development actors. Through this examination, Reality of Aid contributes a global civil society perspective on the issues, with key messages framed by the Network’s focus on maximizing contributions to poverty eradication, within a framework that is defined by human rights standards.