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Meeting Global Challenges and Making a Difference - Aligning our International Development Policy with the Global Goals: Analysis of Responses

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateSeptember 29, 2016


ISBN 978 1 78652 495 9 (Web only publication)
ISSN 2045 6964

PPDAS 80104

This document is also available in pdf format (809KB)


Note on Terminology and Glossary

Executive Summary

1 Introduction and Policy Context
Policy context
About the consultation
About the analysis

2 About the Respondents
Number of responses received
The respondents

3 Scottish Government's Ambition to Improve its International Development Programme (Q1)
Views on the Scottish Government's overall approach
Views on achieving improvement through greater focus

4 Criteria for Selecting Priority Countries (Q2)
Endorsement of current approach
Modifications to and development of current needs-based criterion
Additional criteria
Reservations about a programme based on priority countries

5 Geographic Focus (Q4 and Q5)
Selection of priority countries (Q4)
Regional focus (Q5)

6 The Value of Diaspora Links (Q6)
What diaspora communities bring to the international development agenda
How the use made of the diaspora community might be enhanced
Reservations about - and caveats to - working with diaspora communities
Other comments

7 Thematic Focus (Q7, Q8, Q9, Q11)
Views on thematic focus (Q7a and Q7b)
Alternative (or additional) themes (Q8 and Q9)
Cross-cutting themes (Q11a and Q11b)

8 Programme Funding Models (Q12, Q13, Q14, Q15, Q20)
Best funding models (Q12)
Planned vs flexible funding (Qs 13, 14)
Longer term funding programmes (Q15)
Improving monitoring and evaluation (Q20)
Enhancing the operation of the international development programme

9 Partnership Working and Capacity Building (Q3, Q18, Q16, Q17, Q10a, Q10b)
Principles underpinning partnership working
Partnership development through knowledge sharing
Partnership development through partnership funding mechanisms
Capacity building through harnessing the expertise of the private sector
Capacity building through harnessing the expertise of the academic sector
Capacity building through harnessing local expertise

10 Supporting Sustainable Growth and Encouraging Trade and Investment (Q19)
Policy coherence for development
Enhanced access to expertise and finance
Support for infrastructure development
Fit with core principles
Other suggestions
Caveats and disagreements

11 'Beyond Aid' Agenda (Q21)
Policy coherence for development
Other areas for focus in relation to the 'Beyond Aid' agenda
Specific initiatives for focus in relation to the 'Beyond Aid' agenda

12 Other Issues (Q22)
Other comments

Annex 1: Organisational Respondents

Annex 2: Response Rate for Individual Consultation Questions

Annex 3: Main Geographical Focus of Organisational Respondents

Annex 4: Thematic Focus, Q7a and Q7b Closed Questions
Question 7a - Quantitative Findings
Question 7b - Quantitative Findings

Annex 5: Suggested Alternative Themes and Sources of Expertise (Q8 / Q9)

Annex 6: Views on the Consultation Process
Satisfaction with the consultation and online platform
Views of respondents
Views on the consultation
Views on the online platform (Citizen Space)

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Publications Website