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ADF-11 - Chair’s Summary, London Meeting


ADF Deputies, joined by Representatives of Regional Member Countries and International Development Institutions, met in London, United Kingdom, on 10-11 December 2007. The UK Development Minister, Shriti Vadera, welcomed the participants. She noted the distance Africa has to go to meet the MDGs, but that Africa’s recent performance provided a solid basis for increased progress. Baroness Vadera reiterated the UK pledge to double its contribution and urged donors to increase their support. Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank Group, also drew attention to the improved effectiveness of the ADB, and his personal commitment to implementation of reform and to achievement of better results. This was not simply a replenishment exercise but part of a longer term exercise. The meeting was chaired by Sven Sandström, who introduced the main subjects to be discussed.

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