In 2010, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development convened an Informal Group on the Private Sector and Aid Effectiveness to better understand the role of aid as a catalyst in supporting effective private sector contribution to development. The Building Block (BB) on the Private Sector and the Thematic Session (TS) on Public-Private Cooperation at the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) that took place in Busan, South Korea on November - December 2011, are products of this Informal Group.
This paper is based on the positions on aid architecture that BetterAid has developed over the past eighteen months, which include “Making development cooperation architecture just” and the “CSOs on the road to Busan".Also, it reflects the discussions that took place most recently to comment on the early drafts of the Busan Outcome Document (BOD), which include proposals on the “road ahead” and on a new partnership for development effectiveness; the final discussion at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness will be centered on the “Post-Busan Governance Framework”.
“ CSOs on the road to Busan: Key messages and proposals” lays out the main demands from civil society organizations (CSOs) in the run up to the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan in November 2011.
It was drafted in consultation with CSOs participating in the BetterAid and Open Forum processes. The final version was drafted following a CSO strategy meeting in Sweden in March 2011.
A new discussion note from civil society platform BetterAid calls for a radical change in the international development cooperation and global governance system, based on a new approach focused on development effectiveness rather than aid effectiveness.
The paper launches during three days of multi-stakeholder meetings in Seoul, South Korea, on the development architecture. Outcomes from the event will feed into the process towards the Fourth High Level Forum on aid effectiveness in South Korea in December next year.
BetterAid launches its latest discussion paper today: Development effectiveness in development cooperation: a rights-based perspective, just days before the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness meets and gears up plans towards the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan in December 2011, where the notion of development effectiveness will be key.
"The current system of international development cooperation cannot singlehandedly address the present and growing needs evident around the world,” the paper states.
To coincide with the High Level Event on South South Cooperation and Capacity Development in Bogota this week, The BetterAid Coordinating Group has produced a policy paper proposing a set of recommendations for South-South Development Cooperation.
These recommendations are to be prioritized, addressed and elaborated upon in new commitments by all development partners in the preparations for the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness 2011 and the 2010 United Nations Development Cooperation Forum.
Key Issues: Accra, Seoul and beyond...
The BetterAid platform has recently revised a paper proposing a set of issues to be prioritised, addressed and elaborated upon in new commitments by all development partners in the preparations for the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness 2011 and the 2010 United Nations Development Cooperation Forum.
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English: Development cooperation: not just aid
Spanish: Cooperación al Desarrollo: No Sólo Ayuda
Section 1: Introduction
In advance of the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra, a broad coalition of over 380 civil society organizations (CSOs) from 80 countries put forward 16 recommendations. The intent was to voice CSO critiques and concerns about the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and its implementation and to call for a more inclusive and sustainable development cooperation framework. The purpose of this paper is to assess the extent to which these 16 recommendations were reflected in the Accra Agenda for Action (AAA), as well as to begin to look at the challenges ahead.