Ministers of developing and donor countries responsible for promoting development and Heads of multilateral and bilateral development institutions adopted the following statement in Accra, Ghana, on 4 September 2008.
“In 2008, three international conferences will help us accelerate the pace of change: the Accra High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, the United Nations MDG Summit in New York and the Financing for Development follow-up meeting in Doha. Today at Accra, we are leading the way, united in a common objective: to unlock the full potential of aid in achieving lasting development results. “
“We will promote the use of local .. procurement by adjusting donor procurement procedures and by building on examples of good practice to help improve local firms’ capacity to compete successfully for aid funded procurement.”