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accountability


The requirement that officials answer to stakeholders on the disposal of their powers and duties, act on criticisms or requirements made of them and accept (some) responsibility for failure, incompetence or deceit. Mechanisms for holding officials accountable can be interorganisational, as between branches of government; intraorganisational, as bet [..]
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aid coordination and aid management


Aid coordination - the process by which a recipient government integrates and plans international assistance in support of national goals, priorities and strategies. Aid management - the process by which a recipient government integrates external and internal resources in the implementation of its development programmes and activities.
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capacity


Capacity - the skills, knowledge and resources needed to perform a function. Capacity development - the process by which individuals, groups, organisations, institutions and countries develop their abilities, individually and collectively, to perform functions, solve problems and achieve objectives. Capacity building differs from capacity developme [..]
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civil society and civil society organisations


Civil society - individuals and groups, organised or unorganised, who interact in the social, political and economic domains and who are regulated by formal and informal rules and laws. Civil society offers a dynamic, multilayered wealth of perspectives and values, seeking expression in the public sphere. Civil society organisations - the multitude [..]
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country cooperation framework


A document that outlines the intended nature, focus and financial scope of our cooperation in a country. The framework identifies key goals and opportunities for our support to national programmes and priorities that are consistent with the poverty elimination priority and sustainable human development goals endorsed by the Executive Board. It refl [..]
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decentralisation


The general term for a transfer of authority and/or responsibility for performing a function from the top management of an organisation or the central governance level of an institution to lower level units or the private sector. The literature on decentralisation frequently distinguishes between degrees of authority effectively transferred away fr [..]
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effectiveness


The capacity to realise organisational or individual objectives. Effectiveness requires competence; sensitivity and responsiveness to specific, concrete, human concerns; and the ability to articulate these concerns, formulate goals to address them and develop and implement strategies to realise these goals.
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empowerment


The expansion of people=s capacities and choices; the ability to exercise choice based on freedom from hunger, want and deprivation; and the opportunity to participate in, or endorse, decision-making that affects their lives.
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enabling environment


Conditions surrounding an activity or system that facilitate the fulfillment of the potential of that activity or system. This policy document is concerned with the preconditions for sustainable human development, including supportive laws and regulations, adequate resources and skills, broad understanding and acceptance of the differing roles of t [..]
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equity


Impartial or just treatment, requiring that similar cases be treated in similar ways.
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