Towards more effective Capacity Development Module 6: Harmonized Support CD Quality grid requirement: 4. Harmonized support 4.1 Has TC support from other donors in the sector been screened to ensure complementarity with that proposed by the EU? Have other main donors been consulted on the proposed TC support and have they endorsed the proposal? 4.2 Which synergies and harmonisation options have been explored with country partners and other donors? If no harmonisation is possible at this stage, which steps will be taken to ensure that the TC support from the EU will be harmonised with other donors’ interventions in the future? Basics • Issue of coordinated CD support singled out as a particular concern in Paris Declaration, for which a separate indicator was produced (indicator 4). • Although considerable progress reported, compliance was not easily achieved. In practice, fragmented support is still a concern • Harmonisation is a cross-cutting issue that needs consideration throughout the cycle of operations and has relevance across the Quality Criteria. • Link to principles of ownership and alignment: • partners exercise leadership of their CD • DP support aligns with country CD at org/ sector level. Benefits of harmonised support • Aligns CD support to partner sector strategy, not DP intervention • Sector CD vision becomes reference for support • Encourages task division among DPs and can reduce fragmentation • Reduces multiple PIUs, admin demands, and risks of staff poaching Harmonisation: a key Design concern Put all options on the table with partners: 1. Full partner implementation • Use national procedures and (sector) budget support • Dialogue/ monitoring and sourcing 2. Pooling of funds, (co) - administered by the partner • Can work inside or outside govt system 3. CD support delegated to one agency • With comparative advantage • Single implementation arrangements • Other DPs don’t implement but support dialogue 5 4. Harmonisation around objectives/sectors, but individually supplied – stand alone • Possible division of labour • Ensure to: • Keep other donors in the loop when CD is considered • Start harmonising CD, e.g. in assessments • Help partners play a stronger role in implementing CD • Promote mutual accountability for CD results Harmonisation options and experiences? Do you have experience working in partnership or complementary to other donors to improve CD?