A quick introduction to the 4th High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan


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The 4th High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness kicked off in Busan today. What's that, you might ask? Here's a video to introduce what the event is all about:

Here's a quick summary of what's happening:

Thousands of government and private aid officials converge this week on the port city of Busan for a summit aimed at making sure billions of dollars in global aid money gets to the people who need it most.

The world's premier development aid forum — the fourth of its kind since 2003 — starts Tuesday and comes at a sensitive time for those pushing to better coordinate efforts to help the poor. (AP)

Here's the website that has all the information about the event and here are the key documents.

Want to stay up to date? There's no better way than Twitter. Check out hashtags like #HLF4 and #Busan. I also created a Twitter list for Plan that contains people Tweeting either from or about the forum. Please also follow Plan Asia, Plan Global.

For further reading, here's a story of interest: Alastair McKechnie from ODI says it's time for a new deal for fragile states.

A cheat's guide to the Busan conference.

Busan Beckons With New Promise.

China pulls out of aid partnership.

Guardian also has a useful hubpage for the forum.

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