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UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
From 29 November to 1 December 2011, the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, will review global progress in improving the impact and effectiveness of aid, and make commitments that set a new agenda for development. For millions around the world who are still denied the chance of quality education, the Busan Forum offers hope but also real challenges. Not only is the financial crisis jeopardizing aid levels, but the latest evidence shows that the global movement for more effective aid is making disappointing headway. This Policy Paper outlines some of the broad trends in aid over the past decade, identifying how these have affected education, to underline the idea at the heart of the aid effectiveness agenda: for aid to reach those most in need, it must contribute to and strengthen governments’ own efforts to improve people’s lives.