Second Roundtable on Development Results

Marrakech 2004

The Second International Roundtable on Managing for Development Results took place on 4-5 February 2004 in Marrakech, Morocco. The Roundtable was sponsored by the multilateral development banks - the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank - in collaboration with the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The Roundtable brought together representatives from developing countries and development agencies to discuss the challenges of managing for development results at the country level and the ways in which countries and development agencies are addressing these issues on the ground. Participants assessed progress since the First Roundtable, which took place in Washington, D.C. in June 2002, and talked about how they can continue to strengthen country and agency commitments to harmonize monitoring and evaluation around national strategies and systems, in order to provide useful reporting on results. They also reflected on how donors can better coordinate support to strengthen the planning, statistical systems, and monitoring and evaluation capacity that countries need to manage their development process. As a final outcome of the Roundtable, the heads of the multilateral development banks and the Chairman of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee endorsed common principles on managing for development results, including a commitment to specific actions for 2004.