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Aid quality and efficiency

Spanish Cooperation works to contribute to internal development processes led by our partner countries, identifying, through an open and inclusive dialogue between governments, institutions and civil society, the development results that we can make the greatest contribution to, based on our own experience and knowledge, by defining these commitments in the  Country Association Framework Agreements and by involving all members of our own system. In this management-based approach to development results, the consolidation of relationships between all participants in Spanish Cooperation is fundamentally important, especially with regard to strategic partnerships with development NGOs and the private sector. We understand that each development process is unique, responds to different elements and contexts, and, as such, requires a customised cooperation strategy based on mutual experience and knowledge. We must work on improving our specialisation as a donor through a process of geographical, sectoral and multilateral concentration, dedicating our resources and skills to countries and development results where Spanish Cooperation is able provide a clear added value and has an advantage over other donors.Six images of Chureca, a Spanish Cooperation project


The development results-based approach must be the guiding principle of our activities at the same time as we look to work with our partner countries to mutually build the skills required for them to take up the reins of cooperation in their own countries and to define their own set of results. We have set ourselves the challenge of improving the transparency and accountability of our actions, not only before the members of our own society but also before our partner countries. The Info@od tool and the evaluation policy mark a significant step forwards in this respect. The diverse range of differences between our partnership countries, especially the middle-income countries, drives us to seek out innovative aid methods and tools, such as those considered by the  Development Promotion Fund  (FONPRODE) or the idea of programmatic aid.



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