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A global call to be accredited as a Civil Society Organization (CSO) participant at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) was made on April 8 via the BetterAid and Open Forum websites.

700 emails and more than 600 applications were submitted to the BetterAid secretariat. Networks and organizations represented in the BetterAid and Open Forum steering groups worked together in regional caucuses to lead the selection process for CSOs wanting to represent the region.

Beyond 2015 is an international campaign aiming to kick-start and accelerate the post-2015 (and post Millennium Development Goals) planning process.

The campaign brings together more than 130 organisations, in almost 50 countries - this includes over 40 organisations in Africa and 20 in the Americas. The Steering Committee is currently made up of the following organisations:

Bond
CAFOD
Christian Aid
CIDSE
Sightsavers
Trocaire
WWF

The Progress since Paris report captures the results from the 2011 Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration, key findings from the Fragile States Principles Survey as well as evidence provided by members of the OECD Development Assistance Committees’ Working Party on Aid Effectiveness and its clusters and work-streams.

Civil society organizations worldwide contribute in unique and essential ways to development as independent and innovative agents of change.For the first time in the history of high level OECD events, the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness will include CSOs as official participants, recognizing them as equal and important development actors in their own right.

CSOs believe that substantial progress in four inter-dependent areas of reform is essential for a meaningful and ambitious Busan Compact on Development Effectiveness.

BRUSSELS, 1st June, 2011 – The G8 Deauville Declaration includes no commitments to making development aid more effective, despite this being vital to achieving the G8’s broader concerns. With a key international forum on aid effectiveness approaching in December, the time is now for the G8 to demonstrate that aid effectiveness is a priority.

BetterAid today sends a letter to G8 members outlining this, and detailing concrete actions on aid effectiveness that governments must commit to.

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