Primer on Development and Aid Effectiveness

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Primer on Development and Aid Effectiveness

The issue of aid effectiveness has gained prominence in recent years especially with the signing of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness in 2005. The Paris Declaration is an achievement for the international donor community and partner governments, committing themselves to key principles of aid reform. However, the aid effectiveness agenda is narrowly focused on aid management and delivery. It is often not understood that aid effectiveness actually addresses issues of reforming relationships in development cooperation and aid which are as old as official development aid itself.

This primer on development and aid effectiveness is primarily to explain the aid effectiveness agenda in the overall context of development issues and concerns such as debt, debt cancellation, and increasing ODA for poverty reduction and achieving the Millennium Development Goals. This intention of this primer is to address the perspectives of and concerns of grassroots and membership-based civil society organizations (CSOs).

Program area: Aid and Development Effectiveness
Date of publication: 2007
No. of pages: 89

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