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Accra High Level Forum

Written by Simon Maxwell

Development Drums is a podcast about development news. It aims to be an easy way for anyone working in development, or just interested in the issues, to catch up on the most important stories.

In this first podcast, ODI Director, Simon Maxwell discusses the High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, held in Accra from 2-3 September 2008. The podcast covers:

  • The Accra High Level Forum
  • The Accra Agenda for Action
  • His blog report on Accra
  • The UN MDG Gap Task Force Report
  • The UK National Security Strategy
  • World Bank Press Release on new poverty statistics
  • World Bank paper - The developing world is poorer than we thought, but no less successful in the fight against poverty

Development Drums is presented and produced by Owen Barder, with a jingle written and performed by Bob Smith.