This Week in Palestine, no. 165, January 2012
Available for free at http://www.thisweekinpalestine.com/
I arrived in Busan, Korea, on November 25, awed by the neon lights and by the possibilities. Global leaders were holding the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) organised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and I was an official delegate! It was the most important global meeting on aid policy since the Accra Agenda for Action was endorsed in 2008 and the Paris Declaration in 2005. Both were game changers in their own ways, although Palestine, distinguished as “most aid dependent” by many measures, reaped only negligible benefits. But the HLF4 in Busan was much more promising….