Third Africa Regional Meeting on Development Effectiveness

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The Third Africa Regional Meeting on Development Effectiveness (ARM-DE) took place from 28-30 September 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the auspices of the African Union (AU).

The Meeting produced for the first time an African Consensus and Position on Development Effectiveness: Aid Reform for Africa's Development, which calls on Africa’s development partners to align their support to the Continent’s priorities, and ensure that aid complements domestic financing and other alternative sources for effective development; and on African countries to scale up policies that look beyond aid through effective and innovative use of domestic resources and development of appropriate implementing capacities, with the private sector playing a key role.  The Meeting concluded that the global development cooperation dialogue in Busan should shift from aid effectiveness to development effectiveness for inclusivity, equity, gender equality, environmental sustainability and better development results.  Key priorities for development effectivenes include: the unfinished aid effectiveness agenda; capacity for development effectiveness; considering regional dimensions of development effectiveness; South-South cooperation; moving "beyond aid"; and moving towards a new development cooperation architecture.

Complete details of the meeting are available from the NEPAD web site.

Event details
Wednesday, 28 September, 2011 - Friday, 30 September, 2011
Addis Ababa
Event type: 
Major global event