Kagame to address aid effectiveness forum

President Paul Kagame is scheduled to attend the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness scheduled to take place in Busan, South Korea.  The three-day forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4), will kick off on November 29. It is expected to provide a new vision and strategy for international development cooperation.

President Paul Kagame is scheduled to attend the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness scheduled to take place in Busan, South Korea.

The three-day forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4), will kick off on November 29. It is expected to provide a new vision and strategy for international development cooperation.

According to news agencies, about 2,500 representatives, including ministerial delegates from 160 countries, leaders of major international and civil society organizations as well as members of the academia, are expected to participate.

The President is scheduled to speak at the opening ceremony on Wednesday alongside other top officials including; US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Jordan's Queen Rania.

The delegates are expected to discuss international principles and rules to eradicate poverty and realise development.

The meeting is the most prestigious and largest forum in the area of international development cooperation. It follows previous forums held in Rome, Italy in 2003, Paris, France in 2005 and Accra, Ghana in 2008.

The Korea meeting also aims at assessing progress made in improving the handling of aid.

At the Paris meeting, donor and recipient countries agreed on a number of principles to improve aid quality, amid growing concerns that development assistance was being fragmented and aid delivery was often hampered by bureaucracy.

Donor and recipient nations implemented a number of measures as a way of reducing costly fragmentation of aid and improve the effectiveness of aid, including the coordination of technical cooperation and freeing of aid from bureaucratic stumbling blocks.

Rwanda has been widely recognised for its effective use of aid.

edwin.musoni@newtimes.co.rw

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