A new global partnership

  • The recently documented Busan agreement describes a paradigm shift that is taking place towards a new global reality that involves the west playing a supportive rather than a dominating role.
  • At the Busan Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4), where 2000 delegates met, the idea emerged that civil society should be a formal part of many more UN processes in order to make sure that aid is spent effectively and that it is working for recipient countries. Transparency of funding streams and programmes is vital for this.
  • The UK’s approach to refocus its aid on fragile states is controversial as it has been reported that development aid cannot be successful and sustainable in countries before security is assured, and in fragile states, development activities have considerably higher costs.

The UK Government now has the opportunity to show leadership on international development and build a transparent evidence base on what has and has not worked over the 5 years since the Paris declaration.

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About Hayley Shaw

Knowledge Exchange Manager at Cranfield University's Centre for Environmental Risks and Futures (CERF). Sharing the latest news from Cranfield, and insights from across the industry. All things risk, environment, and the future.
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