Accra, Ghana, 4 September 2008 – Developed and developing countries agreed to take bold steps to reform the way aid is given and spent. After three days of intense negotiations, they endorsed the Accra Agenda for Action. Developing countries have committed to take control of their own futures, donors to co-ordinate better amongst themselves, and both parties to the Agenda have pledged to account to each other and their citizens.
The Accra Agenda for Action is the product of an unprecedented alliance of development partners – developing and donor countries, emerging economies, UN and multilateral institutions, global funds and civil society organisations. They all participated in the discussions leading up to the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, hosted by the Government of Ghana and organised by OECD and the World Bank, in Accra.
Forum participants used as a baseline the development goals set out in the The Paris Declaration signed in 2005. Their discussions on the need to make aid more effective were based on consultations with more than 80 developing countries, all OECD donors and a large number of civil society organisations from around the world.
2008 Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration
Paris Declaration and Accra Agenda for Action
The High Level Fora on Aid Effectiveness: A history