High Level Meeting of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) – December 2012

The High Level Meeting of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) was held in London on December 4-5.  According to the HLM website, the meeting focused on “three strategic issues:

  1. Post-2015 development agenda: delivering strong messages of support from the DAC Membership for the UN-led effort to identify a successor framework for the Millennium Development Goals, and on what this framework must include.
  2. Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation: reviewing actions agreed in Busan in 2011 and examining how the DAC will contribute to the Global Partnership.
  3. External development finance: analysing a future development finance framework and the strategic role of official development assistance in that context. participants discussed a wide range of development assistance issues, including the changing global context for Development Assitance. ”   Continue reading »
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Latin America, pioneering the new Global Partnership

Posted by Nils-Sjard Schulz on February 15, 2012 on South-South Opportunity Blog

“In a quickly changing world, today’s Latin America is pursuing development with increasing self-confidence and stronger capacities. At the same time, expectations are growing that a more prosperous Latin America also contributes to international development, for example through South-South cooperation. A key question is how the region will get involved in the global governance of development, and in particular in the new Global Partnership that emerged from the recent High Level Forum in Busan, Korea.

With this background, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador invited the Directors-General for international cooperation of Latin American countries, in order to assess the lessons learned in Busan and agree on a series of next steps. They were joined by a small group of representatives from civil society and academia. A total of twelve countries participated in this inter-governmental seminar held in San Salvador on 13 and 14 February. …”

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