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Development Aid

International Development written question – answered on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has received on the Busan agreement on aid effectiveness.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell The Secretary of State for International Development

The three main UK priorities of results, transparency and fragility are now enshrined in the Busan outcome document which can be found here:

http://www.aideffectiveness.org/busanhlf4/en/component/content/article/698.html

Further to this, the UK played a central role in developing an outcome document that could be supported by emerging economies including China, India and Brazil.

I have outlined in more detail the outcomes of Busan in my written ministerial statement dated 7 December 2011, Hansard, column 30WS.

I have engaged with a wide variety of actors throughout the process, including other donor countries, emerging economies, eg China during my visit just before Busan, developing country leaders, the UKAN (UK Aid Network) group of NGOs during the conference and more recently with BOAG (British Overseas Aid Group) upon my return. This was with the intention that as broad a set of stakeholders could sign up to the Busan outcome document as possible.

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