Aid Effectiveness

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005) and the Accra Agenda for Action (2008) are international commitments to continue to improve aid effectiveness. They are based on five key principles: ownership, alignment, harmonization, managing for results and mutual accountability. The Accra Agenda for Action identified three major challenges to be addressed in order to accelerate progress on aid effectiveness:

  • Strengthening country ownership over development
  • Building more effective and inclusive partnerships for development
  • Delivering and accounting for development results

UNESCO is a member of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Development Assistance Committee (OECD/DAC). It raised the visibility of education in the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (2008).

Related links

Rome Declaration on Harmonization (PDF) 

Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (PDF)  

Monterrey Consensus on Financing for Development

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