The Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) is a network of 17 donor countries with a common interest in assessing the organisational effectiveness of the major multilateral organisations they fund.
MOPAN members agree to:
- Carry out joint assessments
- Share information
- Draw on each other’s experience in monitoring and evaluation.
Members are committed to a joint approach to assessment and focus on whether multilateral organisations have in place four strategic dimensions of organisational effectiveness—strategic, operational, relationship and knowledge management. In 2012 MOPAN piloted an expanded assessment framework which provided an assessment of organisational effectiveness as well as the results achieved by multilateral organisations. This annual assessment is called the MOPAN Common Approach.
Members in 2013
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Full list of members (including links)
The MOPAN Secretariat is the focal point for members and other and all actors involved in the assessment process as well as other interested parties on all MOPAN activities. It is responsible for implementing, coordinating and delivering the MOPAN Common Approach 2013 and is supported in doing so by two MOPAN working groups comprised of different MOPAN members: a Technical Working Group and a Strategic Working Group (SWG).
To further optimise its procedures and organisational structures, from 2013 MOPAN will establish a permanent Secretariat hosted by the Development Cooperation Division at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
MOPAN’s "Common Approach" a joint, annual assessment of a select group of multilateral organisations in several developing countries. Adopted in 2009, it has replaced the MOPAN Annual Survey. In 2013, four multilateral organisations will be assessed in six developing countries.
The Common Approach collects data through a survey, a review of documents published by the multilateral organisations and consultations with staff members from the multilateral organisations under review. The assessment is intended to generate relevant and credible information on multilateral organisations to assist MOPAN members in meeting domestic accountability requirements. It also aims to promote dialogue between MOPAN members, multilateral organisations and their direct partners on improving organisational learning and effectiveness over time. In 2013, MOPAN will continue with an expanded methodological framework which will provide an assessment of organisational effectiveness as well as the results achieved by multilateral organisations (the results component of the methodology first being piloted in 2012). The assessment of results focuses on the degree to which progress is being made towards the organisation’s stated objectives and will analyse the relevance of its programming. It will be included across all four assessments of 2013, namely with ADB, IFAD, WHO and the WFP, the first three of which were also assessed in 2010.