Budget Support and Beyond: Can the Paris Agenda on Aid Be Delivered?

ODI released the workshop notes from last year’s Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure (CAPE) Workshop, “Budget Support and Beyond: Can the Paris Agenda On Aid Be Delivered?” The Paris agenda was considered a step forward from the Rome and Monterrey statements because it introduced clear targets for monitoring the progress of implementation at the national level. The CAPE workshop was focused on responding to the operational challenges and the dearth of clearly defined solutions to overcome those challenges. The workshop focused on improving donor support for progressive political and economic change in poor countries, the possibilities for new approaches in selecting the most appropriate mix of aid instruments, the results of Public Financial Management (PFM) reforms for utilizing aid, and using donor agency incentives and non-budget support instruments to create improvements in aid effectiveness at the country levels.

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