By including the most relevant cross-cutting issues in its development policies and strategies, the participating country is able to respond more effectively to particular circumstances.
Taking account of cross-cutting issues helps participating countries and their development partners to:
- identify the key constraints affecting growth, poverty reduction, equity, opportunity, security and empowerment in a given country
- work with national stakeholders on measures to address these issues
- incorporate such measures into the domestic development strategy
- monitor the outcomes of a policy of integrating cross-cutting issues