Statements

In 2010, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development convened an Informal Group on the Private Sector and Aid Effectiveness to better understand the role of aid as a catalyst in supporting effective private sector contribution to development.

In addition to the Civil society statement to the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4), resulting from the Busan Global Civil Society Forum preceding the HLF4, civil society added some further points as an annex. See the points below:

The Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) has come to a close, and the 18 sherpas elected to represent a wide group of stakeholders, including civil society, reached an agreement on the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.

“Better Aid and Development Effectiveness for the World We Want”

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT

TO THE FOURTH HIGH LEVEL FORUM ON AID EFFECTIVENESS

28 NOVEMBER, 2011

BUSAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Women's groups of the BetterAid platform meeting at the Busan Global Civil Society Forum finalised their position towards the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectivness.

Aid for trade has become somewhat like a ‘magic wand’[1] for the World Trade Organization (WTO) to make good on its commitment to the stalled ‘Development Round’ of trade negotiations since Doha in 2001.

The discussion on the private sector engagement in and for development is by itself very complex given the multitude of actors and interest that are at stake.

Urgent action needs to be taken to respond to the impacts and causes of climate change. Globally, academics, civil society organizations (CSOs) and politicians agree widely that governments must act to ensure and assist climate change mitigation and adaptation actions.

This statement proposes a number of steps to improve the effectiveness of aid in contexts of conflict and fragility.

BetterAid women's organizations drafted a response to the Busan Joint Action Plan on Gender Equality and Development.

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