G8 Development Ministers’ Meeting Chair’s Summary, Halifax, 26-28 April 2010

Sectors : Financial Institutions, markets, services and microfinance, Food security, Maternal health, reproductive health and infant mortality, Transparency and accountability
Organisation : G8
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Commitments in: Private Sector development and financial services for the poor - Financial Institutions, markets, services and microfinance

“1. G8 Ministers and senior officials responsible for development cooperation met in Halifax on April 27 and 28, 2010 to lay the foundations on development issues for the G8 Muskoka Leaders’ Summit in June 2010...

...2. Ministers met at a time when the impacts of the economic and food crises continue to affect developing countries. Ministers focused on three key themes: strengthening accountability and effectiveness of development assistance; improving the health of mothers, newborns, and children under five in developing countries; and accelerating food security efforts, including nutrition..."


Commitments in: Agriculture - Food security

“16. Recalling that at the G8 Summit in 2009, development partners committed to mobilizing $20 billion over three years in support of sustainable agricultural development, Ministers agreed to accelerate efforts to implement the commitment made at L’Aquila, including reiterating their support for comprehensive country-led initiatives.”