BetterAid response to “Joint declaration on expanding public and private co-operation for broad-based, inclusive and sustainable growth”

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 00:00 -- content_manager02

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.

Annex to civil society statement to HLF4

Wed, 12/14/2011 - 00:00 -- content_manager02

In addition to the Civil society statement to the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4), resulting from the Busan Global Civil Society Forum preceding the HLF4, civil society added some further points as an annex. See the points below:


Further to the Civil Society Statement on the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, we envision that:

8. Democratic Ownership

False Assumptions: The BetterAid position paper on 'aid for trade' for the HLF4

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 00:00 -- content_manager02

Aid for trade has become somewhat like a ‘magic wand’[1] for the World Trade Organization (WTO) to make good on its commitment to the stalled ‘Development Round’ of trade negotiations since Doha in 2001. The Aid for Trade (AfT) framework was formally adopted at the 2005 WTO Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong aiming at “assisting developing countries to increase exports of goods and services, to integrate in the multilateral trading system, and to benefit from the liberalized trade and increased market access”.

Towards effectiveness: the BetterAid position paper on climate finance for the HLF4

Tue, 11/22/2011 - 00:00 -- content_manager02

Urgent action needs to be taken to respond to the impacts and causes of climate change. Globally, academics, civil society organizations (CSOs) and politicians agree widely that governments must act to ensure and assist climate change mitigation and adaptation actions. Public climate finance is needed to make this happen in effective, efficient and adequate ways in developing countries. Such financing, similar to development finance, contains the basic objective of transferring large quantities of financial resources across international borders.

The BetterAid position paper on the private sector and development for the HLF4

Tue, 11/22/2011 - 00:00 -- content_manager02

The discussion on the private sector engagement in and for development is by itself very complex given the multitude of actors and interest that are at stake. The current interest in private sector engagement recognises the potential contribution of the private sector but should be part of a much larger approach that addresses development effectiveness[1] as the overall objective for our development efforts.

Busan and beyond: Statement by civil society organisations on improving aid effectiveness in situations of conflict and fragility

Thu, 11/10/2011 - 00:00 -- content_manager02

This statement proposes a number of steps to improve the effectiveness of aid in contexts of conflict and fragility. It is primarily focused on the statement that will be adopted at the Busan High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in December 2011, but it is recognised throughout that this issue is relevant above and beyond Busan and will remain a pressing issue for the development community in the coming years.


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