Enhancing Development through Policy Coherence

Overview
  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-WIDER
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University Press
    VOLUME:
    Policy Brief No. 5, 2010
    TITLE:
    Enhancing Development through Policy Coherence
    AUTHORS:
    by Amelia U. Santos-Paulino
    PUB DATE:
    2010•04•27
    ISSN WEB:
    1814-8026
    ISBN 10:
    978-92-808-3085-9
    COPYRIGHT:
    Licensed under the Creative Commons Deed “Attribution-NonCommercialNoDerivs 2.5”

    Download PDF: Enhancing Development through Policy Coherence (588.1 kB)

    Policy coherence implies that donors in pursuing domestic policy objectives should avoid adversely affecting the development prospects of poor countries. To achieve policy coherence donors and multilateral institutions need to ensure security and political stability; foresee the impacts of macroeconomic policies on developing-country growth; increase both market access and capacity-building for developing economies; support governance structures that help to maintain financial stability; and improve aid effectiveness in developing countries. In this regard, the completion of pending international commitments, such as the Doha Development Round, is fundamental. The monitoring and evaluation process for policy coherence also remains a challenge.