How to Support and Monitor Implementation of ex ante PIA
Abstract:The integration of a new methodology into established donor procedures will clearly only take place if it is seen as providing benefits which outweigh the implied resource costs. One major advantage of this ex ante PIA is clearly that it integrates already established approaches, their terminology and procedures. Its novelty is that it merges them into one model and the results of the assessment are visualised in relatively simple matrices. This allows the possibility of sharing ex ante PIA exercises based on a common format across a number of agencies. This in turn considerably reduces the burden on partner governments having to deal with competing methods and the often conflicting demands placed on them. Harmonising ex ante PIA is clearly in line with the spirit of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2007-02-01