Prior to the forum Dan Smith and Phil Vernon of International Alert have outlined what they think success at Busan would look like for countries affected by armed conflict as they are the ones facing the toughest development challenges. Details
„In Busan, Korea, on the occasion of the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) from 29 November to 1 December 2011, delegates met to review progress on implementing the principles of the Paris Declaration, and discussed how to maintain the relevance of the aid effectiveness agenda in the context of the evolving development landscape. Culminating in the signing of the Busan Partnership Agreement for Effective Development Co-operation by ministers of developed and developing nations, emerging economies, providers of South-South and triangular co-operation and civil society, the HLF-4 marks a critical turning point in development co-operation.
The Busan Partnership Agreement reached by the wide spectrum of HLF-4 participants, called the Busan Partnership Agreement for Effective Development Co-operation, outlines a set of guiding principles for a wider range of aid modalities than ever before.“ (from the OECD website)