Action: 21. Time: 5 minutes. Level of difficulty: Easy.
In less than two weeks, government leaders, NGOs heads and even private sector representatives will be meeting in Busan, South Korea to discuss how to make aid and other development resources more effective. Why should you care? Because better aid means better accountability to recipients and taxpayers, and more money to those who fight poverty and disease.
Unfortunately, some countries are pushing back against making firm commitments and time lines to implement better aid standards. That’s where you come in. We need you to tell them that ONE members are paying attention. When US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends the Forum on November 30th, she will be making a big speech on the future of development effectiveness. But before she delivers her remarks, let’s encourage her to make bold commitments on aid effectiveness for the US and urge other countries to follow suit.
Using the form below, tell Secretary Clinton this message. Feel free to add your own message, too:
US leadership on aid effectiveness is critical to ensure that governments are held accountable and people in developing countries get the resources they need to lead healthy and productive lives. Please encourage participants at Busan to make bold and measurable commitments on transparency, accountability, and results to empower citizens in developing countries with the information and tools they need to achieve sustainable development outcomes.
If you need help with what to say, read our policy document on our Hot Topics page, “A Better Way to Better Aid.”
I will be collecting all your comments on Friday, November 25, and personally delivering them to the US delegation in Busan. Check back after the Forum to hear more about Clinton’s speech and the conference outcome.