The Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) is a network of 16 donor countries that share an interest in jointly assessing the organizational effectiveness of the major multilateral organizations they fund. These countries also share information and draw on each other's experience in monitoring and evaluation.
Canada is a founding member of this fast-growing network. Other members include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Since 2003, MOPAN had carried out an annual perception-based survey, capturing information on multilateral organizational effectiveness at the country level. (MOPAN defines organizational effectiveness as being organized to support clients/partners to produce and deliver expected results.) That survey assessed multilateral organizations in a range of developing countries over time and relied on one source of data: the perceptions of MOPAN member embassies or country office representatives.
In 2009, MOPAN adopted a new methodology — the Common Approach. The annual survey was expanded to include the views of national partners of multilateral organizations at the country level (such as government ministries, non-governmental organizations, or private sector corporations) and MOPAN members at headquarters. The Common Approach takes a systematic look at the effectiveness of internal systems and processes. Multilateral organizations are now assessed on four dimensions of organizational effectiveness:
Beginning in 2010, MOPAN also included a review of documents published by the multilateral organizations surveyed to provide additional information on effectiveness.
The Common Approach assessment: