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09.12.2010 General News

Government To Monitor Aid Effectiveness

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A survey to measure Ghana's utilization of all aid flows in line with the aid effectiveness agenda was launched in Accra on Tuesday.

The survey primarily seeks to collate views from development actors on the implementation of the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action.

Speaking at the launch, Effie-Simpson-Ekuban, Acting Chief Director, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, said the survey was the third and final round of monitoring exercises on indicators and targets in the Paris Declaration.

She said both the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action called for systematic monitoring of the implementation of aid effectiveness commitments at the international level.

Ghana is among 81 countries participating in the survey, whose inputs will define how partner countries and development partners proceed with the aid effectiveness agenda of the Fourth High Level Forum in Busan, South Korea.

The Paris Declaration committed development partners and partner countries to increase their efforts in the harmonization, alignment and management of aid to improve effectiveness.

Mrs Simpson-Ekuban said the increase in the number of participating countries was a demonstration of the demand and expectation at all levels for an evidence-based dialogue, adding that the monitoring survey would have a lot of influence on the discussions in Busan next year.

Besides the survey, a Development Partners' Performance Assessment Framework was also launched to selectively monitor the implementation of international statements such as the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action.

The (DP-PAF) also seeks to present both parties with evidence on development partners' behaviour and practices in Ghana with a view to fostering change in line with internationally agreed commitments.

Source: GNA

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