About Better Aid

BetterAid unites over 700 development organisations from civil society, and has been working on development cooperation and challenging the aid effectiveness agenda since January 2007. BetterAid is leading many of the civil society activities including in-country consultations, studies and monitoring, in the lead up to the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) in 2011.

Being part of BetterAid

BetterAid is an open platform, and participating organisations can get involved in discussion and policy influencing opportunities on a wide range of issues to deepen aid and development effectiveness. BetterAid drafts policy and positioning papers in participatory processes, and promotes their messages through advocacy activities on an international and national level.

Write to comms@betteraid.org if you wish to be part of the BetterAid mailing list.

How BetterAid challenges the development effectiveness agenda
The platform’s overarching goal is to monitor and influence international agreements on development cooperation while broadening the policy agenda from aid effectiveness towards development effectiveness, and a substantial reform of the international aid architecture.

How far we’ve come
The BetterAid platform came together in the lead up to the High Level Forum 3 organised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in September 2008 in Accra. BetterAid was the official CSO representative in the OECD Working Party on Aid Affectiveness and led over 300 civil society organizations during the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea in the negotiations for the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.

Where we’re going
BetterAid actively participated in the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan (HLF-4) in December 2011 to promote development effectiveness. BetterAid is in continuous dialogue with donors, development country governments and other stakeholders.
BetterAid also makes links with the UN Development Cooperation Forum (UN DCF) and the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and builds synergies with other CSO platforms influencing this arena, such as the Open forum for CSO development effectiveness and Reality of Aid.