As efforts intensify to meet the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, developed and developing countries have
committed to new partnerships and aid modalities, designed to align aid
to nationally-determined development priorities, to pool diverse aid sources
into direct support to the national budget or to particular sectors, and
to ensure greater stability and predictability in aid flows. The Paris
Declaration on Aid Effectiveness summarizes the principles and indicators
of progress agreed to by the OECD-DAC donor countries and the developing
Gender equality is central to achieving
the MDGs and other development goals, making it important to ensure that
aid structures target and monitor progress towards gender equality goals.
Ultimately, gender equality outcomes will be important signs of the effectiveness
of the new approach to aid delivery and partnership.