As stated in its 2007 Statutes, the AECID aspires to be a benchmark for effectiveness in the Spanish cooperation system. Thus, improving aid effectiveness has become an institutional goal of prime importance, underlying its every action.
Achieving better cooperation effectiveness is a daunting challenge because it involves reorienting many processes so that highest priority is given to obtaining development results in our partner countries.
The technical guidance for this focus on effectiveness is coordinated by the Office for Development Assistance Programming and Quality (UPC), a unit created within the Technical Office as part of the first AECID Management Contract and given the task of promoting “operational planning, together with monitoring and analysis, to improve the quality of aid," among other goals.
For its work in the field of effectiveness, the UPC is supported by the Working Group for Aid Effectiveness and Quality (GTEC), an inter-departmental group that has been active for three years, performing diagnostic analysis, developing technical guidance and helping to extend the ideals of effectiveness throughout the organization.
Effective aid (pmotoed by AECID, DGPOLDE and Fundación Carolina, and managed by the latter)
Development Assistance Committee: Space on aid affectiveness
High Level Forum on aid effectiveness (Busan, Korea) (29 November - 1 December 2011)