Some random comments on the Good and the Crazy in the Busan negotiation text
Crazy things in the Busan negotiation text:
(1) Poor countries are “developing”, rich ones “developed”.
(2) Aid predictability is about open data, not about keeping promises.
(3) Aid donors are called “providers of development cooperation” (?)
Good things in the Busan negotiation text:
(1) “Aid is only part of the solution to Development”
(2) “We rethink what aid should be spent on and how, in ways that are onsistent with agreed international rights.”
(3) “More effective cooperation should not lead to a reduction in resources for development.”
(4) The summit recognises “the urgency of achieving strong, shared and sustainable growth and decent work” and the fact that eradicating poverty is “central” not just to achieving the MDGs, but also to “a more robust and resilient global economy for all.”
(5) Civil society plays “a vital role in enabling people to claim their rights, in shaping development policies and partnerships and in overseeing their implementation.”