Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4)


2000 delegates from the development community will meet in Busan, Republic of Korea from 29 November - 1 December 2011 to review the global progress in improving the impact and effectiveness of aid and make commitments that set a new agenda for development until 2015 and beyond.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is playing a key role to ensure the Asia and Pacific experiences and perspectives are a part of the key HLF-4 agenda and outcomes. It is also supporting participation of developing countries at the HLF-4.


At the end of the workshop, participants will have:

  • Reviewed the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action and determined whether the commitments and targets for 2010 have been achieved or not and why
  • Developed an aid quality framework for implementation by 2015
  • Framed actions around aid quality in the broader context of development effectiveness, including new global challenges and partnerships

Expected outputs

Agree on a Busan Outcome Document to further enhance global efforts to make aid more effective in reducing poverty and achieving the Millennium Goals

Target participants

Participation is by invitation only

Approximately 2000 delegates from over 150 countries will participate in the HLF-4 including:

  • Heads of bilateral and multilateral institutions
  • Parliamentarians and representatives from developing country governments
  • Civil society institutions
  • Local governments
  • Foundations
  • The private sector
  • Academia

General information