Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Civil society and aid effectiveness

On June 5, 2008 ICCO, in collaboration with Cordaid, Hivos, Oxfam Novib, SNV and Partos, will organise in The Hague the conference "The Missing Link: on the role of civil society in the Paris Declaration on Aid effectiveness".

In the run up to the High Level Meeting on the review of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (Accra 2-4 September) civil society organisations want to stimulate the debate on aid effectiveness. The Paris Declaration is more than a technical instrument, for better aid delivery political issues as ownership, accountability and participation have to be tackled.

CSOs have criticised the Paris Declaration for neglecting political problems. The conference will discuss the main CSO criticism on the Paris Declaration and formulate recommendations towards politicians and policy makers on strengthening aid effectiveness by integrating civil society in designing, delivering and monitoring poverty reduction policies.

This expert meeting is aimed at policy makers, politicians, academics and interested audience from the development sector. The recommendations will contribute to the preparation of the High Level Forum and the Accra Action Agenda. One of the recommendations will focus on the improvement of civil societies’ own aid effectiveness.

Download the Agenda / For more information and registration contact Wil van Dalen via e-mail

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