While welcoming the international commitment to the successful implementation of the ‘Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness’ Venro criticises several aspects, including the:
- missing notion of pro-poor growth and adequate consideration of economic, social and cultural rights
- strong focus on governments while neglecting parliaments and non-state actors
- neglecting of the global economic framework including the development of global commodity prices and global trade policy
- ownership principle which is not balanced with political conditionality
- harmonisation which endangers the diversity of development approaches (see pdf, in German).
by Martin Behrens
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