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ODA Programming Process

The entire process of ODA programming consists of planning, delivering, monitoring & evaluating, and feedback process in general.

ODA Programming Process

In the phase of planning, the Mid-term Strategy and the CPS provide guidance to executing agencies to design appropriate ODA program for partner countries. Each agency identifies candidate ODA programs through consultation with partner countries and assesses feasibility from comprehensive dimension. Once the executing agencies decide ODA programs to support and establish its business plan for the next year, the CIDC review total ODA programs to prevent overlaps of programs among different agencies and to promote inter-ministerial collaborations for greater efficiency, especially in the same country or region.

For the next step, executing agencies implement ODA programs according to their own procedures, however, all agencies should follow the directions specified in the Strategic Plan such as untying aid, considering cross-cutting issue, and managing for development result. The progress of all on-going programs is monitored at the CIDC level and individual agency level. CIDC established an integrated monitoring system - a one-step-shop database for monitoring the implementation of all Koreas ODA projects built in 2011. By using the database system, each aid agency will input project details such as country, modality, volume, and period and progresses step by step. The system, which will facilitate information sharing and mutual review among development players, will be updated at least every four months or whenever necessary.

Evaluation and feedback is conducted in the middle and at the end of the intervention. There is two-track evaluation system; integrated evaluation and self-evaluation. Self-evaluation is conducted by executing agencies separately and integrated evaluation is managed by the Sub-committee for Evaluation chaired by deputy minister for national agenda of the Prime Minister’s Office under the CIDC. For the case of KOICA and EDCF, they have their own evaluation office, guidelines and mid-term and annual evaluation plan, and feedback system, however, most of other agencies don’t have well-organized evaluation system so far. The CIDC developed an integrated evaluation mechanism in 2009. The CIDC set ‘Guidelines on the Evaluation of International Development Cooperation’ and evaluates related policies and project outcomes, based on the Framework Act (Article 13). Under the integrated evaluation system, each executing agency submits its self-evaluation reports to the Sub-committee for Evaluation. Also, this committee evaluates randomly-selected projects to ensure objectivity in its evaluation.

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