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Multilateral Organisation Performance Network (MOPAN)

The Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) is a network of 18 donor countries with a common interest in assessing the general performance, results, and organisational effectiveness of major multilateral organisations. Multilateral organisations deliver a significant and increasing share of official development assistance. The members of MOPAN have joined forces to assess to what extent these organisations have the practices, systems, and behaviours in place to achieve effective and sustainable development results. 

Working with assessments of multilateral organisations, the main role of MOPAN is:

  • Carry out joint assessments
  • Build a joint knowledge and analytic base
  • Draw on each other’s experience in monitoring and fostering learning

Members are committed to a joint approach to assessment, which focuses on four strategic dimensions of organisational effectiveness: 1) strategic, 2) operational, 3) relationship, and 4) knowledge management. 

In 2013, MOPAN carried out assessments of: The Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Health Organisation (WHO), and World Food Programme (WFP). In 2014, the following multilateral organisations are assessed: Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). 

MOPAN assessments are carried out at the level of Headquarters as well as at country level. MOPAN uses both perception based and factual data, which are gathered through surveys, reviews, and interviews. The role of being an institutional leader for a MOPAN assessment rotates among MOPAN’s member countries. In 2014, Denmark is the institutional lead on the assessment of UNFPA. 

The MOPAN members are

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg,The Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. 

Further information about MOPAN can be found here.

MOPAN's assessment reports can be found here.

For further information and enquiries please contact Department for Technical Quality Support kfu@um.dk