Third Roundtable on Managing for Development Results
Hanoi, 5-8 February 2007
Third International Roundtable on Managing for Development Results
Government officials and development experts from more than 40 developing countries, and from donor agencies, private companies, and NGOs concluded their Third Roundtable on Managing for Development Results in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, with a call for stronger action to improve the number and quality of development results achieved with countries’ own public funds and with international aid.
The Hanoi Roundtable reaffirmed the importance of the Paris Declaration on Aid
Effectiveness—a high-level commitment made in 2005 which sets out an ambitious
international agenda to improve aid practices and effectiveness, designed to
developing countries achieve a set of wide-ranging targets to reduce poverty
human welfare by 2015, known as the Millennium Development Goals. Central to
agenda is that all countries and donors should improve their management of
achieve better, verifiable development results, guided by a commitment to mutual
The renewed urgency to improve development results that emerged during
Roundtable will form the basis for further progress in the run-up to the Third High Level
Forum on Aid Effectiveness, to be convened in Ghana in September 2008.
The Third International Roundtable on Managing for Development Results was
the Government of Vietnam, and sponsored by the African Development Bank;
Development Bank; the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization
Economic Co-operation and Development and its members; the Inter-American
Development Bank; the International Fund for Agricultural Development; the
Nations Development Programme; and the World Bank.