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15. August 2008

EU objects to weak Accra consensus

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"August 8th, 2008
Posted by Lucy Hayes

The European Union has registered its formal objections to the latest draft of the Accra agenda for action (dated 25th July), or so we have heard - with up to a dozen specific objections. Meanwhile it is thought that developing country governments, although very disappointed with the latest draft are getting increasingly disillusioned with the process. The US appears to be effectively using its influence over the World Bank to ensure strong position from across the Atlantic to water down the outcomes for the High Level Forum in just three weeks time.

There seemed to be a mood of optimism following the latest negotiating meeting in late July. But hopes were quickly dashed when the latest AAA was circulated, having been watered down further and confounding many governments that thought it did not reflect what they (at least thought) they had agreed. For us onlookers, this is confusing to say the least. The way the OECD works may be the problem - unless there is complete consensus, an issue is easily struck off the agenda. Result - a lowest common denominator document that it would be impossible for anyone NOT to sign up to. And that before the Ministers are even in the room." >> more (Better Aid Blog)

Hier stellt sich wirklich die Frage:

>> World Bank and IMF: do they really want better aid?

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