Effectiveness in Paris in 2005 set in motion a number of processes focusing on good aid delivery, both among official aid agencies and civil society organisations. Since we dealt with the Paris Declaration in ONTRAC 33 in 2006 a lot has changed, and with the next High-Level Forum coming up in Accra in September, there is much to discuss about civil society’s role in aid effectiveness.
This issue of Ontrac discusses aid effectiveness and the Paris Declaration as one of the fastest-moving policy processes in development circles – but what should civil society organisations know about it? What is going on at the moment and how can we influence the proceedings for the third High-Level Forum in Accra in September? In ONTRAC 38, Brian Pratt and Katie Wright-Revolledo remind us of the most contentious aid effectiveness issues for civil society. Joanne McGarry and Sarah Mulley describe the key aid effectiveness groups, events and processes, whilst AFRODAD summarise their recent research on the effects of the Paris Declaration on CSOs in nine African countries. François Lenfant finds that underlying power issues are still unresolved in civil society development effectiveness forums and lastly, Toomas Mast and Tomas Brundin provide an official donor agency perspective on safeguarding civil society diversity within aid effectiveness.
ONTRAC 38. Rhetoric and Reality in Aid Effectiveness
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