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NEDA to launch high-level meet on aid effectiveness

Davao City (22 October) -- The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will conduct this week a workshop for an ongoing country-level evaluation on aid effectiveness implementation.

"The workshop is part of the second phase of the Country Level Evaluation (CLE) of the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, which is being conducted from July to December 2010 that includes stakeholder and technical validation among implementing and oversight agencies, development partners, academe and civil society groups," said Roderick M. Planta, Director of NEDA's Project Monitoring Staff. The second phase of the CLE is being conducted with the assistance of the German government and the Danish Institute of International Studies.

Dubbed as the Launching of the 2011 Aid Effectiveness High Level Forum in the Philippines, the whole-day workshop will be held on October 22, 2010 at the Astoria Plaza, Pasig City, starting at 9:00 a.m.

"In addition to presenting the interim findings of the second phase of the CLE, the workshop also aims to deepen aid effectiveness initiatives in the country and generate ideas on the aid effectiveness landscape beyond the Paris Declaration that will be reported to the 2011 high-level forum," he added.

The Paris Declaration emphasizes the need for broad international consensus on effective relationship between developed and partner countries for development results to be assured, aid well-spent and volumes maintained.

The Philippines endorsed the declaration in March 2005, along with the Accra Agenda for Action in September 2008.

"Globally, efforts are again currently ongoing to evaluate the implementation of the Paris Declaration in terms of its intermediate outcomes and plausible contribution to development impact," Planta said.

The country participated in the first phase of the CLE last February to March 2008, which focused on inputs and emerging outputs.

Speakers for the workshop include NEDA Deputy Director-General Rolando G. Tungpalan, Department of Finance Undersecretary Rosalia V. De Leon, Department of Budget and Management Laura B. Pascua, and University of the Philippines School of Economics Professor Dante B. Canlas. (PIA) [top]

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