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This paper is based on the positions on aid architecture that BetterAid has developed over the past eighteen months, which include “Making development cooperation architecture just” and the “CSOs on the road to Busan".Also, it reflects the discussions that took place most recently to comment on the early drafts of the Busan Outcome Document (BOD), which include proposals on the “road ahead” and on a new partnership for development effectiveness; the final discussion at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness will be centered on the “Post-Busan Governance Framework”.

Feminists, gender equality and women’s rights activists and organizations mobilizing on the road to the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) to be held in Busan on 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2011 reaffirm their vision for transformation and offer concrete recommendations for improving the international development cooperation architecture in a set of key demands released today.

The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS), member of the BetterAid Coordinating Group, led the process of organizing the thematic consultations on aid and development effectiveness in agriculture and rural development (ARD). This initiative was participated in by national, sub- regional, regional and international platforms and support NGOs engaged in issues on food and ARD.

SUVA, FIJI ISLANDS (11 July, 2011) ─. A Pacific regional meeting on aid and development effectiveness has reinforced an international call for people to be brought to the centre of development and that development co-operation and aid effectiveness processes are people centered, respect human rights and achieve social justice as cornerstones of aid and development effectiveness.In recent years, the Pacific region has experienced structural adjustments, political instability and policy changes in its development assistance landscape.

BetterAid coordinating group members are currently in Paris representing civil society in meetings of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness at the OECD. Together with other development actors, they are reviewing the implementation of existing aid effectiveness commitments as included in the Paris Declaration, and discussing the draft outcome document from the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness to take place in Busan, Republic of Korea, in November.

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