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Portal of civil society commentary at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) and the Busan Global Civil Society Forum (BCSF).

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BetterAid Blog

The long awaited Busan negotiations on aid and development have started today for civil society ahead of the official 4th High Level Forumnegotiations on 29 November - 1 December here in South Korea.

If there is one issue that seems to bind civil society organizations together – that could make or break the outcome of the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) – it is the issue of “enabling environment.”

De vlucht was lang maar keurig op tijd, via Munchen en Seoul kwam ik net op tijd aan in Busan voor de eerste bijeenkomst van de stuurgroep van het Open Forum, de “GFG” (Global Facilitation Group).

Written by  Justin Kilcullen, CONCORD President.


BetterAid News

The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) assessed the results-based approaches as a framework for the aid effectiveness agenda. This was discussed in the report entitled "Hitting the Target?

The Rwanda Civil Society Platform organized a Public Policy Dialogue on Development last 31 August 2012 in Kigali, Rwanda as a venue to domesticate the results of the Fourth High Level Forum (HLF-4) within the Rwanda context.

Press Release:

30 August 2012

Cambodian NGOs have wound up a national consultation with government and development partners on “governance and development effectiveness” on a strong positive note.

Open Forum for CSO Development Effectiveness has now released a Draft Practitioner's Activity Guide to supplement the Open Forum Toolkits and the International Framework for CSO Development Effectiveness.

Civil society, through BetterAid, reiterated its position for expanded representation in the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC).