Millennium Development Goal 8, “forming a global partnership for development”, encourages wide participation and close collaboration between all development actors. In 2005, the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness incorporated this goal, backed by the most inclusive and credible forum on aid effectiveness, the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness (WP-EFF). Since its inception in 2003, it has evolved into the international partnership for aid effectiveness with 80 participants including bilateral and multilateral donors, aid recipients, emerging providers of development assistance, civil society organisations, global programmes, the private sector, and parliaments.
High Level Meetings
The Working Party has organised three High Level Meetings on Aid Effectiveness in Rome (2003), Paris (2005) and Accra (2008), which have raised awareness about aid effectiveness and built consensus on the actions needed to maximise aid to achieve lasting development results.
Acca Agenda for Action (AAA)
The Accra High Level Forum (HLF-3) in September 2008 endorsed the Accra Agenda for Action (AAA) to accelerate and deepen implementation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. In doing so, it has defined the policy environment for aid effectiveness for the next two years. The AAA includes major commitments to:
The AAA also asks the Working Party “to continue monitoring progress on implementing the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action and to report back to the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Korea in 2011”.
Working Party on Aid Effectiveness: How it works
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Working Party on Aid Effectiveness: Members
Working Party on Aid Effectiveness: Restructuring