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Multilateral Organisation Performance Network (MOPAN)

The Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) is a network of 19 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 (MOPAN 3.0), which focuses on five strategic dimensions of organisational effectiveness: 1) strategic management; 2) operational management; 3) relationship management; 4) performance management; and 5) results. 

In 2015-16, MOPAN carried out assessments of: African Development Bank (AfDB), the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI), Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM or the Global Fund), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Labour Organisation (ILO), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), and the World Bank.

In 2017-18, fourteen international organisations were assessed, including: Asian Development Bank (ADB), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), Global Environment Facility (GEF), Global Partnership for Education (GPE), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UN Women, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nation relief and works agency  (UNRWA), United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO).

In 2019, four international organisations have been assessed, including: The Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) while the fifth organisation to be assesses The Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol is slightly delayed,

In 2020 cycle the seven MOPAN assessments cover Global Climate Fund (GCF), International Labour Organisation (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The assessment reports are expected to be available mid-2021.

MOPAN assessments are carried out at the level of Headquarters and to a lesser extent 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 is divided among the MOPAN member countries. In 2020 assessment Denmark is the institutional lead on the assessment of ILO. 

The MOPAN members are:

Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, 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 Evaluation, Learning and Quality (ELK) ELK@um.dk