Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Milestones of the aid effectiveness agenda

1996 DAC report entitled  Shaping the 21st Century:  the Role of Development 
Cooperation sets out the basic concepts of aid effectiveness.

2000 Millennium Declaration endorses MDG-8: A Global Partnership for Development.

2002 Monterrey Financing for Development Conference. Sets financing targets to achieve
the Millennium Development Goals; calls for a more effective way of giving aid to
ensure that these resources have the maximum possible impact on development.

2003 Rome High-Level Forum (HLF) on Harmonization: Donors agree to improve incountry coordination to reduce transaction costs for aid recipients.

2005 Paris HALF-2 and Declaration on Aid Effectiveness: Donors and developing countries agree on 56 action-oriented commitments to improve the quality of aid.
Commitments are monitored against 12 indicators in 2005, 2007 and 2010.

2008 Accra HALF-3 and Accra Agenda for Action: All development actors – DAC and non-DAC donors, developing countries, civil society organizations, parliamentarians and global partnerships – agree on actions needed to accelerate achievement of the Paris commitments.

2010 Istanbul Civil Society Development Effectiveness Principles 
         Dili Declaration: A New Vision on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding 
         Bogota Statement on Effective and Inclusive Development Partnerships

2011 The objectives of the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, to be held in Busan from 29 November to 1 December 2011, are as follows: (a) to assess global progress in improving the quality of aid against the agreed commitments; (b) to share global experiences in delivering the best results; and (c) to agree on a Busan Outcome Document to further enhance efforts globally and within countries to make aid more effective in reducing poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals

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