Club de Madrid supports Busan’s Aid Efficiency Agenda

This declaration is the result of the gathering between The Club de Madrid, the Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation, and the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), who organised last September 12 a round table discussion centred upon the theme of ‘An opportunity for the Leadership of the Countries in the Process of Development: The High Level Forum of Busan’. Continuing the theme of the Rome (2003), Paris (2005), and Accra (2008) conferences, the Busan summit will evaluate the evolution of the Aid Efficiency Agenda since 2008 and will make new commitments to further guarantee and assure aid contributions to reducing poverty and supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

During this round table, the members of the Club of Madrid, Lionel Jospin (ex Prime Minister of France) and Andrés Pastrana (Ex President of Colombia), in addition to other high level international cooperation and development officials, Soraya Rodríguez, Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Brian Atwood, President of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), discussed with experts, parliamentarians and civil society groups how the IV High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan can strengthen leadership and the impact of aid in countries in the process of development.