Africa ‘let down’ by Busan aid agreement says ActionAid

Busana (S.Korea) Africa’s priorities were sidelined in a ‘global partnership’ launched Thursday at the fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, in Busan, says anti-poverty agency ActionAid. In a press statement, donors did not agree a target for ending ‘tied aid’ – the practice where donor governments force countries to spend aid on their goods and services and also failed to agree a deadline to put aid through countries’ own systems. Women’s rights were also not prioritized. Lucia Fry, Aid Policy Advisor at ActionAid said: “An eleventh hour effort brought…

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