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African Development Bank, partners to discuss Aid Effectiveness in conflict-affected countries for Busan

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) and its international partners are preparing to make inputs into the upcoming High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) scheduled for Busan, South Korea in November 2011.

The AfDB and its partners are jointly organizing an Africa regional consultation on peace-building and state-building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 7-9 September 2011, and the meeting, according to AfDB is designed to provide substantive ideas and inputs to feed into the HLF-4 agenda as well as into other on-going processes focused on issues of conflict and fragility.

Participants will discuss emerging consensus on peace-building and state-building priorities. The attendees will also explore changes required to make aid more effective in conflict-affected and fragile countries, based on existing evidence and policy discussions.

“The consultations will further deliberate on the progress made by donors and partner countries in implementing the commitments made in the 2008 Accra Agenda for Action and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness,” the AfDB said in a statement.

The outcome of the consultations will be used to inform the HLF-4 which takes place from November 29 to December 1, 2011, it added.

Co-organizers of the meeting include the International Dialogue on Peace-building and State-building, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the fragile and post-conflict countries group, as well as the African Union Commission and the UN Economic Commission for Africa.

By Ekow Quandzie

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