Making Aid Accountable and Effective: The Challenge for the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. Accra, Ghana 2008

Jul 19, 2007

In September 2008 heads of government, multilateral institutions, and civil society organizations (CSOs) from around the world will gather in Accra, Ghana for the Third High Level Forum on aid effectiveness. The goal of the forum is to reform the aid system to make it more transparent, accountable, and effective to help in the fight against poverty. In this report ActionAid sets out a 10 point plan to achieve the necessary aid reform in Accra. Some of ActionAid’s recommendations include: making the consultation process with CSOs more substantive and including the release of key papers early and in draft form; the development of open mechanisms that allow citizens to hold their governments and donors accountable for their use of aid; and improving international accountability through a UN aid commissioner and ombudsman.