Even to an outsider unskilled at parsing the practical import of switching from ‘commit’ to ‘endeavor’ in a non-binding declaration, the latest draft of the Addis Financing for Development text looks very different from the zero draft. The overall shift appears to have been away from making solid commitments, especially with numbers attached. In some cases, that’s a good thing. But it does leave the text looking closer to a vegetarian brunch –lo
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