THE MUTUAL REVIEW of Development Effectiveness in Africa: Promise & Performance
The Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness in Africa (MRDE) is an exercise in mutual accountability undertaken jointly by ECA and OECD. The exercise dates from an initial request in November 2002 by the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Implementation Committee, which endorsed the MRDE as an important tool for operationalising mutual accountability for Africa’s development. Africa’s Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development reaffirmed the value of the exercise in March 2012. The purpose of the MRDE is to assess what has been done by Africa and its international partners to deliver commitments in relation to the continent’s development; what results have been achieved; and what the key future priorities are.
The 2015 report follows the same structure as previous reports, divided into four main clusters of issues covering sustainable economic growth, investing in people, good governance and financing for development. However, where possible, the report reviews developments in the above key areas since 2000. Its main findings are outlined below.