The PDG at a Glance

425 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
425
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
5
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

The PDG at a Glance

  1. 1. A brief introduction to the PDG
  2. 2. www.oecd.org/pdg • The PDG works with fragile states to improve public service delivery (e.g. basic education, healthcare, water and sanitation) and core government functions (e.g. managing public finances and human resources), with the ultimate goal of consolidating fragile democracies to ensure a sustainable path of development. What is the PDG?
  3. 3. www.oecd.org/pdg • developing knowledge and practical tools to more effectively support the service delivery efforts of countries in fragile situations; • identifying good practices drawn from direct interventions at country level and providing innovative advisory services based on knowledge development work and practice; and, • building relationships with all international partners pivotal to making service delivery successful (e.g. national governments, NGOs, civil society, donors and the private sector). It does this by …
  4. 4. www.oecd.org/pdg • The PDG builds upon and supports ongoing work at the OECD and elsewhere on fragile states, aid effectiveness, service delivery and state building. • In order to assist in carrying out these functions, an Advisory Unit was established within the OECD. The Unit is composed of a dynamic team of experts with diverse backgrounds and specialities. • Our location within the OECD allows us to capitalise on access to expert knowledge on issues including anti-corruption, development, governance, public procurement and taxation. What is the PDG?
  5. 5. www.oecd.org/pdg • Membership: 10 countries and 5 international organisations: Australia AfDB Canada IDB Chile OAS Denmark OECD Japan UNDP Korea Mexico Poland Turkey United States • Observers: Brazil New Zealand Italy United Kingdom What is the PDG?
  6. 6. www.oecd.org/pdg • Developing knowledge products and practical tools to share good practices are essential to ensure the effectiveness of implementation, to evaluate results, to encourage the drive toward reform, and to identify future weaknesses and challenges. • The Partnership for Democratic Governance Series was established through OECD Publishing in 2009 in order to increase the visibility of the work of the Partnership and to bridge the gap between theory and practice. PDG Knowledge & Practical Tools
  7. 7. www.oecd.org/pdg Contracting Out Government Functions and Services in Post-Conflict and Fragile Situations (2010) The contracting out of government functions and services to external providers is an established practice in many developed and developing countries. On the one hand, it can offer pivotal alternatives to states that must urgently deliver services; on the other, it risks bypassing governments and undermining their long-term recovery. This handbook does not take a view for or against contracting out; nor is it a technical manual. The handbook has been developed for field practitioners and government policy makers in countries that are either emerging from conflict or are otherwise considered to be fragile. Its aim is to help them make more informed choices about the types of contracting that are best suited to their country. PDG Handbooks
  8. 8. www.oecd.org/pdg PDG Handbooks Documentary on Contracting Out in Fragile States (2010) In order to support the messages of the OECD-PDG Handbook on Contracting Out Government Functions and Services in Post-Conflict and Fragile Situations, the PDG Advisory Unit has developed a short documentary film (20 minutes). The documentary — which was identified by members of the PDG Experts Group as one way to make the OECD-PDG handbook more user-friendly — is based on case studies from Haiti (provision of education services by non- state providers) and Liberia (government-led contracting out programme in the health sector). Preview available online at www.oecd.org/pdg
  9. 9. www.oecd.org/pdg Partnership for Democratic Governance Series Bridging State Capacity Gaps in Situations in Fragility: Lessons learned from Afghanistan, Haiti, Southern Sudan and Timor-Leste (2009) Contracting Out Government Functions and Services: Emerging Lessons from Post-Conflict and Fragile Situations (2009) The Recruitment and Deployment of Civilian Capacity in Early Recovery: Lessons from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti and Timor-Leste (2010)
  10. 10. www.oecd.org/pdg Bridging State Capacity Gaps in Situations in Fragility: Lessons learned from Afghanistan, Haiti, Southern Sudan and Timor-Leste (2009) Partnership for Democratic Governance Series Contracting Out Government Functions and Services: Emerging Lessons from Post-Conflict and Fragile Situations The Recruitment and Deployment of Civilian Capacity in Early Recovery: Lessons from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti and Timor-Leste As a follow-up to a joint PDG-AfDB conference held in Tunis in June 2009, the second volume in the PDG Series was published in October 2009. This volume investigates whether “contracting out” core government functions and services has been conducive to capacity development. Each case study discusses the evidence and emerging lessons of contracting out in post- conflict and fragile situations. The volume also includes a special contribution from Prof. Paul Collier. Cited by the American Library Association as a Notable Government Document for 2009.
  11. 11. www.oecd.org/pdg Partnership for Democratic Governance Series Bridging State Capacity Gaps in Situations in Fragility: Lessons learned from Afghanistan, Haiti, Southern Sudan and Timor-Leste (2009) Contracting Out Government Functions and Services: Emerging Lessons from Post-Conflict and Fragile Situations (2009) The Recruitment and Deployment of Civilian Capacity in Early Recovery: Lessons from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti and Timor-Leste (2010)
  12. 12. www.oecd.org/pdg The Contribution of Diaspora Return to Post-Conflict and Fragile Countries: Key Lessons and Recommendations (2010) Partnership for Democratic Governance Series
  13. 13. www.oecd.org/pdg Lessons on Contracting Out Government Functions and Services (2009) PDG Policy Notes Supporting Haiti’s Reconstruction and Development: A New Paradigm for Delivering Social Services (2010) Strengthening Government Capacity through Diaspora Return in Post-Conflict and Fragile Countries (2010)
  14. 14. www.oecd.org/pdg Providing Innovative Advice • Since 2008, a number of countries, lacking certain capacities, have approached the Advisory Unit to obtain support to strengthen their capacities in government service provision and core functions.
  15. 15. www.oecd.org/pdg Providing Innovative Advice Georgia Enhancing Capacities for Donor Co-ordination and Public Financial Management Grenada Public Procurement Reform Guatemala Reinforcing Municipal Governance Haiti Improving Delivery and Co-ordination of Basic Social Services Liberia Supporting the Training Capacities and Co-ordination Mechanisms of the Liberia National Police
  16. 16. www.oecd.org/pdg Providing Innovative Advice • Our strength lies in our neutrality and ability to establish a close advisory relationship with the host government. • Donors and partner countries alike benefit from our role as ‘translators’ of expertise: In order to translate, one must be able to speak both languages (i.e. to understand the viewpoints of both donors and partner countries)
  17. 17. www.oecd.org/pdg Building Relationships • We believe in building coalitions for policies, projects and activities that build on the strengths and needs of every stakeholder (i.e. governments, donors, NGOs, the private sector). • Our advice leads to efforts that foster ownership among the range of stakeholders. • Two examples are our activities in Grenada and Haiti…
  18. 18. www.oecd.org/pdg From Providing Advice to Building Relationships Providing Advice • Analysis of the existing procurement legislation • At the request of the government, new legislation drafted and implementation strategy paper developed • Policy Note on Service Delivery in Haiti developed immediately following the January 2010 earthquake and disseminated at the UN Donors’ Conference held in New York in March 2010. • Government Strategy Paper developed to present options for improved service delivery given the new post-disaster context. Building Relationships • Manage multi-stakeholder effort to establish new, effective and modern public procurement system • Broker efforts to build long-term Grenadian capacity for an effective and transparent procurement system • Organised multi-stakeholder conference in Port- au-Prince to discuss ways to improve the delivery of basic services • Helped establish a follow-up group with the Government of Haiti, NGOs, donors and the private sector to co-ordinate service delivery • A project aimed at improving service delivery has been developed by the follow-up group and will be implemented by the government following OECD- PDG policy recommendations. GrenadaHaiti
  19. 19. www.oecd.org/pdg PDG Update Newsletter The Advisory Unit regularly publishes the latest information on its work in the form of an e-newsletter: PDG Update. Back issues of the newsletter may be viewed online at www.oecd.org/pdg/update. To be added to the distribution list, please send a message to pdgcontact@oecd.org. For more information To request copies of PDG publications Print copies of all PDG publications may be requested free of charge from the Advisory Unit. These publications are also available as free downloads online at www.oecd.org/pdg/publications.
  20. 20. www.oecd.org/pdg For more information PDG Advisory Unit 2, rue André-Pascal 75775 Paris CEDEX 16 France Tel. +33 (0)1 45 24 90 81 Fax +33 (0)1 44 30 61 73 pdgcontact@oecd.org www.oecd.org/pdg

×