Invitation to a panel discussion:
"On the road to Busan: Pursuing a New Consensus on Development cooperation"
International Press Center, 10 October 2011, 18.00-19.30
What progress has been made on the Aid Effectiveness agenda set up in Paris and Accra?
New survey evidence is now available showing that behavioral patterns have changed, albeit more among partner countries than donors. In addition, a new independent study shows that implementation of the principles adopted at the Paris Forum and reinforced at Accra produces development results.
The Fourth High-Level Forum (HLF) on Aid Effectiveness that will take place in Busan ( Korea ) next November will allow international and civil society organizations to debate the progress made over the past five years in improving the effectiveness of aid, and develop forward-looking strategies.
What are the expectations? Due to the economic and financial crisis, most targets set in the Paris Declaration have not been reached by the due date of 2010 and, subsequently, goal number one of the Millennium Declaration, reduction of poverty and inequalities may not be reached by 2015. How can aid effectiveness evolve to better support development effectiveness for sustainable change within a democratic framework?
The panel discussion will give an overview of the challenges that will be raised during the Busan conference. This discussion is jointly organized by the Belgian French speaking UN association (APNU) and UNRIC with the support of the International Press Center (IPC).
-Louis Michel, Member of the European Parliament
-Rob Vos, Director, UNDESA Development Policy & Analysis Division, New-York
-Mehtab Currey, Coherence of EU policies for Development, EU Aid Effectiveness
-Bodo Ellmers, European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD)
The panel members will give short 10/15 minutes introduction followed by a debate moderated by Gie Goris, Chief Editor, MO* Magazine.
10 October 18.00-19.30
International Press Centre, Polak room, Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat, 155.
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