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Date 26/11/2013-21:05:00 PM
Enhancing aid effectiveness for sustainable development
(MPI Portal) – The 7th Aid Effectiveness Forum was held on November 26th in Ha Noi. This is an annual event chaired by the Ministry of Planning and Investment before Vietnam Development Partner Forum (VDPF).

Attending the 7th Aid Effectiveness Forum (AEF 7), there were representatives of Vietnamese agencies, donors, international non-governmental organizations (INGO), civil society organizations and private sector.

Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen The Phuong spoke at the openning of Forum. Photo: Duc Trung (MPI Portal)

In opening speech, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen The Phuong appreciated efforts of the sides who participated in the process of building and implementing the Busan Partnership Document (BPD) and Vietnam Partnership Document (VPD) to obtain effectiveness in development cooperation, greater contribution of aid to development effectiveness.

On the donors’ behalf, Mr. Tomoyuki Kimura, Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Vietnam, the co-chair of AEF at the donors’ side affirmed that development partners would continue to head towards the joint goal for Vietnam’s development in the coming years.

At AEF 7, the delegates discussed prospect of Vietnam’s development cooperation relationship based on result of development cooperation relationship for 20 years between Vietnam and donors. Speeches at Forum showed that despite transforming to a lower middle-income country, Vietnam still needs assistance of international donor community through ODA resource to ensure sustainable development. However, in the new context of a decrease in ODA resource, Vietnam needs good direction, policy and solution to effectively use less preferential loans , well exploit others financial resources for development. Besides, Vietnam also needs to promote technical cooperation, share knowledge, experience of development and transfer technology.

Overview of the forum. Photo: Duc Trung (MPI Portal)

Basing on evaluation of AEF operation results in 2013 with many good initiatives such as building of partnership Document at branch level (Ministry of Health), proposal of building the civil society organizations’ resource Centre (CSO-RC),… AEF 7 discussed and agreed on their activities in medium-term Planning in the period of 2014-2016, in which emphasized contribution role of Vietnam in regional and international aid effectiveness forums, especially in Senior Conference of Global Partner which will take place in April 2014 in Mexico and building of Development Agenda of United Nations in the phase after 2015.

Basing on result of AEF 7, the delegates agreed to pass message of AEF Forum to send to Vietnam Development Partner Forum (VDPF) which will be held on December 5th 2013 in Hanoi./.

Nguyen Huong
MPI Portal

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