A REVIEW OF PROMISES AND PROGRESS MADE TO DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA Conference 28/29 May 2007

MEDIA STATEMENT-29 May 2007

Organised by: AFRICAN MONITOR 

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

Braamfontein

Brief Background:

African Monitor is hosting a conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, with delegates from a cross-section of stakeholders including international, continental and local civil society, representatives of the faith community, government representatives, and donor representatives.  The workshop  reviewed promises and commitments made by donors and African governments to support development in Africa, presented through the “Baseline Matrix of Development Support Commitments to Africa” – a study recently concluded by African Monitor. 

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