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The Multilateral Organisations Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN)

The Multilateral Organisations Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) was founded in 2002. It currently consists of 16 likeminded bilateral donors, all of whom share an interest in assessing the effectiveness of multilateral cooperation. Current network members are, in addition to Germany, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The aim of the network is to further increase the effectiveness of multilateral cooperation. To that end, MOPAN reports on the performance of multilateral organisations, thus helping to intensify constructive dialogue with multilateral organisations at both the central and the in-country level.

Since 2003, the network has assessed the performance of between four and six multilateral organisations each year. The cooperation between these multilateral organisations and national players – for example, governments, non-governmental organisations and the private sector – is assessed in eight to ten developing countries. The reports may also examine these organisations’ cooperation with international development players. In addition to the cooperation on the ground, the efficiency of the structure of the organisations concerned is also assessed. The assessment is mainly based on the impressions that MOPAN members and partner organisations and governments in the country concerned have gained of the multilateral organisation in question from their day-to-day work with it. In each country chosen for the assessment the network members fill in questionnaires. The findings are collated as a country report. The individual country reports are combined into a general report about each of the chosen organisations. In 2009, the African Development Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) were reviewed.

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Multilateral Organisations Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN)

1 Palace Street
London SW1E 5HE
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 / 207 / 0 23 00 00
Fax: +44 / 207 / 0 23 00 19

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