Archived Video Webcast

2012 World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings

Fulfilling the Promise of Busan:
Moving from Principles to Impact

Recorded Friday, April 20, 2012
Originally webcast live from The World Bank in Washington, DC

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Keynote Address:

Brian Atwood, Chair, Development Assistance Committee, OECD


Barbara Lee, Manager, Aid Effectiveness Unit, The World Bank
Lidia Fromm Cea, Director General for Cooperation, Ministry of Planning and Cooperation, Honduras
Katsuji Imata, Acting Secretary General of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
Gerardo Bracho, Deputy Director General of Mexican Agency for Development Cooperation

Moderated by Gregory Adams, Director of Aid Effectiveness, Oxfam America

The Busan High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) forged a new global partnership amongst high-level political leaders of donor governments, emerging economies, aid recipients, the private sector, and civil society. With the global monitoring framework and future architecture to be agreed upon in June, this session will explore how the development community can ensure that the groundwork laid in Busan will lead to better development impact. Whereas previous forums in Paris and Accra were about technical aspects of aid effectiveness, the wide array of Busan stakeholders recognized that politics matter to effective development and the world requires a robust monitoring framework to drive political change. Questions to be considered include:

  • How can we ensure the political change necessary to meet policy commitments?
  • How will different countries operationalize "shared principles, common goals and differential commitments" for effective development and ensure everyone is working from the same page?
  • How can we ensure that cooperation towards development effectiveness fulfills rights and addresses both political and technical development challenges?

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