Mutual Accountability at the Country Level

A Concept and Emerging Good Practice Paper


Mutual accountability lies at the heart of the Paris (and Accra) Declaration’s commitment to reforming the aid relationship. Despite the Paris Declaration’s strong focus on mutual accountability, it remains little explored in conceptual and practical terms. This report seeks to lessen this void by clarifying the concepts underpinning country-level mutual accountability and highlighting emerging good practices. It is based on research conducted by the Overseas Development Institute covering experiences in a sample of 19 countries, with a particular focus on Rwanda, Mozambique and Vietnam.

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    Even though I have worked in Sierra Leone in the past, the role of MLI Country Lead has given me the opportunity to build upon these previous experiences and to work closely with members of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), to support the implementation of health policies and reforms that they have prioritized.


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