Within its overall assessment of development cooperation, one key thematic focus area for the UN Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) is reinforcing mutual accountability (MA) and transparency. This study provides suggestions for a way forward for international and national mutual accountability in 2012 and beyond. It asks three questions:
- How much progress has there been on national-level MA and transparency, especially in following policy recommendations identified in the 2010 DCF?
- What has been the impact of national-level MA and transparency on changing behaviour by providers and programme countries, and the results of development cooperation?
- How much progress has there been on international-level MA and transparency, and how important is this to reinforce progress on the national-level mechanisms?