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Commitment: "We renew our commitment to secure substantial flows of official aid and to improve the quality of this aid. The whole international community should be mobilized in this effort and new donors should assume growing responsibility, so that the burden is more equally shared".

Overall Grade: 0

Breakdown and Assessment:

1) "to secure substantial flows of aid": (note that "bilateral development cooperation", also referred to in the German context as "financial cooperation" (FC) or "capital assistance", is, in terms of volume, the most important instrument of development cooperation. Funds are mainly provided in the form of concessional loans. Since 1978, they have been made available to the least developed countries (LDCs) as non-repayable grants (financial contributions).

Grade: -1

2) "to improve the quality of this aid":

* note that despite the overall reduction in the development budget for 1997, it was possible to increase the share of funding earmarked for the world's poorer nations from 64.8 % of the ministry's total budget in 1996 to 66.5% in 1997

Grade: +1

3) "to mobilize the whole international community...in this effort to increase the quality and quantity of aid":

Grade: +1

4) "new donors should assume growing responsibility" for the aid burden:

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