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'Making aid accountable and effective: The challenge for the Third High Level Forum on aid effectiveness, Accra Ghana 2008

Source: ActionAid

The report sets out a Ten Point Plan for achieving the necessary reform of aid at Accra. It calls on donors and southern governments to make the following vital changes to improve aid so it can effectively play its role in helping to make poverty history:

1. Organise real and substantive consultation processes for Accra
2. Respect real ownership of the development process, support participation, and end economic policy conditionality
3. Develop open, transparent mechanisms that allow citizens to hold their governments and donors to account for the use of aid
4. Introduce agreed, transparent, binding contracts to govern aid relationships
5. Move the aid reform process to a more representative institution than the OECD
6. Improve international accountability through a UN aid commissioner and ombudsman
7. Ensure donors adhere to the highest standards of openness and transparency
8. Ensure technical assistance is truly demand-driven
9. Allocate aid in a fair and transparent way, according to need, and improve aid predictability
10. End the scandal of tied aid

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