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The Vientiane Declaration

 The Vientiane Partnership Declaration

The Vientiane Partnership Declaration will help ensure that all funds, efforts and knowledge for development bring about the maximum possible impact, to 2025 and beyond. The Vientiane Partnership Declaration includes commitments to:

  • bolster the role of the national assembly and local administration in development planning;
  • increase the fight against corruption, tax evasion and other illicit flows,
  • increase engagement with other developing countries in the national Round Table Process;
  • develop an inclusive financial sector;
  • help private business align its actions with public aims to encourage more public and private partnerships for development; and,
  • create new networks for knowledge exchange and green technology transfer.

The Declaration highlights the ‘catalytic’ role of Official Development Assistance or traditional ‘aid,’ and places strong emphasis on boosting taxes and other domestic revenues, increasing cooperation with developing countries, increasing knowledge and technology transfer and closer work with business and civil society.

The Declaration is guided by globally agreed principles of effective development cooperation. These include host government ownership of development priorities and plans, a focus on results, inclusive partnerships and transparency and accountability to one another.

It is complemented by the Vientiane Declaration Country Action Plan 2016-2025.

The Vientiane Partnership Declaration was signed at the 12th High Level Round Table Meeting on 27 November 2015 in Vientiane

The Vientiane Partnership Declaration was signed at the 12th High Level Round Table Meeting on 27 November 2015 in Vientiane.