Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan

Ministers from across the globe, from both developing and donor countries, government representatives, parliamentarians, civil society organisations and private sector representatives have come together for the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, Korea, from 29 November to 1 December 2011.

ODI has produced a range of inputs of relevance to HLF-4, to inform debates and reflect on the challenges and opportunities for policy-makers and the development community. The Busan meeting follows previous conferences in Accra and Paris. These meetings delivered the Accra Agenda for Action and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. 

We are also producing short audio commentaries throughout the conference. 

Bexco Convention Centre, Busan

What if development aid were truly ‘catalytic’?

Working and discussion papers | November 2011 | Andrew Rogerson
This Background Note probes some of the limits of the term ‘catalytic aid’ – what precisely do we currently mean by catalytic aid? How might we recognise it and make it operational? And what aid objectives and instruments prevalent today would a resolute shift to...

A new aid deal for fragile states?

Public event | 10 October 2011 12:30 - 14:00 GMT+01 (BST)

This event will consider whether a new aid deal is needed for fragile states and what this deal might look like, bringing together a range of views from civil society, the research community and fragile states themselves.


Global reach is the prize at Busan

Comment | 7 September 2011 | Jonathan Glennie and Andrew Rogerson
As the countdown to the Busan High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness enters its final stage, this ODI Opinion discusses how and why it is important to reach global agreement on core standards.
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Going beyond aid effectiveness to guide the delivery of climate finance

Working and discussion papers | August 2011 | Neil Bird and Jonathan Glennie
Most commentators agree that the additional funding developing countries will need to respond to climate change will require a major flow of finance from richer countries to poorer ones. This ODI Background Note compares aid and climate finance and the different...

Pooled funds scoring tool

Toolkits | August 2011 | Erin Coppin, Marcus Manuel, Alastair McKechnie
A tool for scoring pooled funds based on several indicators, including: ownership, alignment, harmonisation, delivery of results and mutual accountability.

Fragile states: measuring what makes a good pooled fund

Briefing papers | August 2011 | Erin Coppin, Marcus Manuel, Alastair McKechnie
This Project Briefing presents a potential tool for scoring and comparing the effectiveness of pooled funds, and applies the tool to funds in Afghanistan, South Sudan and Liberia.

The road to Busan and beyond

Comment | 24 August 2011 | Alison Evans
As the fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectivness draws nearer, Alison Evans looks at possible options for moving ahead with the aid effectiveness agenda, and introduces ODI's forthcoming work on the road to Busan and beyond.
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Who should lead the aid effectiveness debate in the future?

Public event | 6 July 2011 10:00 - 11:30 GMT+01 (BST)

This debate will explore the global governance of the aid effectiveness agenda. What should the role of the DAC be as the “aidscape” becomes ever more complex? Does the UN have a leading role to play? Does the presence of non-traditional...

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