Evidence from a survey of 54 developing countries provided the factual basis for these discussions. Evaluations of how 8 recipient and 11 donor countries are implementing the Paris Declaration some three years after signing it also lent critical evidence of where action is needed.
Key points agreed in the Accra Agenda for Action include:
Predictability – donors will provide 3-5 year forward information on their planned aid to partner countries.
Country systems – partner country systems will be used to deliver aid as the first option, rather than donor systems.
Conditionality – donors will switch from reliance on prescriptive conditions about how and when aid money is spent to conditions based on the developing country’s own development objectives.
Untying – donors will relax restrictions that prevent developing countries from buying the goods and services they need from whomever and wherever they can get the best quality at the lowest price.
» Read HLF-3 opening remarks by OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurria
» concluding remarks by Eckhard Deutscher, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee
» Other meeting documentation
» Action plans to implement the AAA and the Paris Declaration
» Official website of the HLF3
The High Level Fora on Aid Effectiveness: A history