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About CDDE

The Capacity Development for Development Effectiveness seeks to help countries share country level experiences in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance development effectiveness. It also seeks to support wider development effectiveness knowledge with on the ground examples of successes and lessons learned on the demand-driven basis.

The CDDE Facility gives regional policy makers and practitioners from governments, civil society organizations, parliaments and donor agencies access to a wide range of innovative capacity development services to support them as they work towards localizing and implementing the principles and actions set out in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness , Accra Agenda for Action (AAA) and Busan’s Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation.

The CDDE Facility serves a Community of Practice of over 1,000 members from74 countries across Asia and the Pacific, Middle-East, Africa, North America, Latin America, Europeand CIS countries. 27Asia-Pacific countries have so far benefited from the CDDE Facility, including: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa,Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu and Vietnam. For more information readCDDE documents below;

CDDE Launch Report (2009)
CDDE programme document
CDDE One Year Result Report (2009-2010)
Latest CDDE newsletter.

The CDDE Facility was established in March 2009 to meet Asia-Pacific partner countries demands for peer-to-peer initiatives that help them improve the management of their aid partnerships in pursuit of development effectiveness and poverty reduction.It is made possible with the financial support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Government of Japan, the Government of the Republic of Korea (MoFAT) and UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Regional Centre in Bangkok.

To ensure that it delivers high quality capacity development support, the CDDE is governed by a Steering Committee made of governments, civil society organisations and donor agencies active in the Asia-Pacific Aid Effectiveness CoP. For further information on the Steering Committee visit the For further information on the Steering Committee, pleasecontact us

The annual CDDE Facility work plan 2010-11 reflects partner country priorities.

The CDDE Facility provides two service lines:

1. Peer-to-peer: strengthening collaboration on aid effectiveness across the region

The CDDE supports and facilitates peer-to-peer initiatives so countries can directly support each other in taking forward good practice. Actions supported include:

  • Laos-led "Joint Initiative on Mutual Accountability"
  • Sri Lanka-led "Asia-Pacific Voice: Influencing and Contributing to the OECD DAC WP-EFF"
  • Timor Leste-led "Better data, Better Aid: Peer Learning on Aid Information Management Systems"
  • Parliaments and Aid Effectiveness: Supporting National Accountability

2. Knowledge management: connecting people and knowledge

The CDDE helps strengthen knowledge management across the Asia-Pacific region to help officials from different countries can access the aid effectiveness information and expertise that they need. The CDDE works in two main ways:

  • Producing the Asia Pacific Aid Effectiveness Community of Practice newsletter
  • The UNDP Asia-Pacific regional Centre maintains the website that serves countries across all regions. UNDP regional centre’s link knowledge and practitioners through the aideffectiveness portal, to which colleagues from across the world can share examples. CDDE colleagues support Asia-Pacific countries through the portal.

Asia-Pacific Aid Effectiveness Community of Practice
CDDE Launch, 12-13 March 2009, Manila

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CDDE and HLF-4

The CDDE is playing a key role in supporting regional cooperation and preparations in the run up to the 4th High Level Forum on aid effectiveness (HLF) held in Busan, the republic of Korea from the 29th November to the 1st of December, 2011.

Prior to the HLF4, CDDE facilitated three the Asia Pacific Partner Country Consultation meetings in 2011 to provide support and guidance for CDDE’s Asia-Pacific partner countries in their preparation and presentations at the HLF4. The three consultations were held in Copenhagen (April 2011), Paris (July 2011) and Bangkok (September 2011) respectively.

Read the full report of Asia-Pacific Consultation meeting in Copenhagen (29th April 2011)
Read the full report of Asia-Pacific Consultation meeting in Bangkok (14th September 2011)
See the Busan HLF-4 preparation presentation

HLF-4: what the region wants.

An online survey, involving 15 Asia-Pacific countries from the region took place in late November 2010. The survey was organised by OECD and supported by CDDE. See the results here.

Aid Effectiveness Policy Briefs


The CDDE is facilitating the creation of policy briefs to offer Practical policy advice for senior-level decision makers on how to improve the impact of aid in their country and (ii) get what they want from the Busan Forum.

Read the Policy Brief Planning document
Read the Asia-Pacific regional Aid Effectiveness Policy Briefs

The CDDE facilitated the first regional consultations on HLF-4 in Siem Riep, Cambodia in November 2010, at the launch of the Asia-Pacific Paris Declaration Survey. The event was co-hosted with the Royal Cambodian Government and JICA. The workshop report is available here


CDDE’s support for HLF-4 preparations
A series of initiatives were successfully facilitated in the run up to the Forum. If your country requires more information, please contact the CDDE Secretariat at : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat was leading the support to Pacific Island States ahead of HLF-4, synergies between the work of PIFS and CDDE has been developed to strengthen the results in both the Pacific and Asia.

Asia-Pacific Aid Effectiveness Analysis:

This CDDE initiative gives countries quick access to a unique Asia-Pacific analysis of aid effectiveness evidence – including looking at the 2011 Paris Declaration Survey and Evaluation data through an Asia-Pacific lens. The evidence may help countries in the region develop common positions ahead of HLF-4. In the Pacific similar work is led by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. Click here to download the TOR

Aid Effectiveness Policy Briefs:

These will support countries in turning detailed evidence on aid effectiveness into concrete changes in policy and practice, as well as helping countries prepare for HLF-4. Download draft ToRs here.
Click here to download country briefs: Afghanistan / Bangladesh / Cook Islands / Indonesia / Nepal / Philippines / Samoa / Timor Leste

Aid Effectiveness and Climate Change Finance 2011:

This initiative built on the progress made in Phase 1 by deepening the analysis in Phase 1 countries, while extending the initiative’s reach to include 4 more countries. The initiative deepened the recommendations in order to develop climate change finance principles, framework and operational guidelines as an input to the HLF-4. In addition, CDDE secretariat produced a a Building Block on Climate Change Finance which was use as the official forum’s document at the plenary session.

Country Procurement Systems – strengthening them and using them:

The ADB will coordinate a study on reforms in procurement, strengthening and use of country procurement systems covering Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mongolia, and the Philippines. The major aim will be to identify the impact of procurement reforms, identify key lessons and recommend next steps to further strengthen and promote the use of country procurement systems. For more information: contact Jesper Pedersen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Climate Change Finance
HLF4’s ministerial plenary session on Climate Change Finance (30th November 2011)

The CDDE seeks to help countries share country level experience and knowledge to enhance aid effectiveness across the Asia-Pacific region. It supports wider aid effectiveness knowledge with on the ground examples of successes and lessons learned.

Analysis on how climate financing can be governed most appropriately in partner countries is beginning to inform debate on the design of climate change financing modalities. Decades of experience in aid financing offer important lessons. The Aid Effectiveness Principles in the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda help provide a framework within which to assess:

  • The governance arrangements for climate change finance at the national level.
  • How these arrangements are established to channel external sources of public finance.

Experience suggests it is critical to avoid complex and fragmented sources of climate change financing.It is vital to ensure developing countries have sufficient capacity to effectively absorb and use additional resources for their intended purposes. Furthermore, as development objectives and climate change strategies are strongly intertwined, policymakers will need to ensure complementarity between development and climate change objectives to achieve effective results on the ground.

CDDE has supported country led analysis of climate change financing arrangements through the lens of the Paris Declaration in

Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam.

The Roadmap for a country-led approach was launched and adopted at the Asia-Pacific Climate Change Finance and Development Effectiveness dialogue (12-13 September 2011) and it was replicated in African dialogue in October 2011. Latin American region will host a similar dialogue in early 2012 with success and lessons from this Asia-Pacific dialogue. In preparation to this 2011 dialogue, CDDE produced four country assessment report on Climate Fiscal Frameworks for Bangladesh, Philippines, Nepal ,and Thailand. In addition, the HLF4’s Building Block on Climate Change Finance was produced by CDDE secretariat to be used as an official plenary discussion document at the HLF4.

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