A high level policy forum brought together senior DFID and NGO staff, MPs, private sector representatives, Africanists, development academics, and key journalists for high-level discussions on the future of Africa in the run-up to the G8 meeting in Germany (6-8 June).
Just last week Kofi Annan, in his new role as chairman of the Africa Progress Panel, called on G8 leaders to deliver on the promises for increased aid to Africa that were made at Gleneagles in 2005. While large amounts of additional aid have so far failed to...
Reviewing the lessons of the Africa Commission set up by Tony Blair in 2004, and to take concrete proposals forward to this year’s G8 summit.
‘Two factors have shaped the reluctance to scale up aid: worries over aid effectiveness and absorptive capacity, and a perceived lack of progress on the governance agenda.’
This Opinion discusses how African countries can break away from the vicious circle of corruption undermining governance, which is essential to reduce corruption in the first place.