Abstract

The international community has committed to scaling up aid and improving aid delivery to low-income countries to help them meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The March 2002 Monterrey Consensus called on donors and international financial institutions to provide additional financing, improve aid predictability, and ensure that aid is aligned with national priorities. Recipient countries, on the other hand, have committed to implementing appropriate policies, strengthening institutions, and enhancing governance to ensure that aid is used effectively. At the 2005 Gleneagles Summit, the Group of Eight (G-8) countries committed to significantly increasing the amount of development assistance they provide to the low-income countries over the next decade. Specifically, donors committed to double aid to sub-Saharan Africa by 2010 (G-8, 2005).

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