Civil society newsroom at the HLF4 and BCSF


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 News

The European Commission, on behalf of the European Community, disbursed some USD 10 billion in official development assistance (ODA) in 2006, making it the sixth largest donor amongst the members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

Donors have many options to hold recipients to account and the most effective is probably to withhold the disbursement of aid monies. Recipients are in a much weaker position when donors do not deliver what they pledged to, or attach conditions to disbursements for aid dependent countries.

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.