In March 1999 the second in the new series of "Bergen Seminars on Development" was organised by CMI, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Centre for International Partnerships (DiS). The two-day seminar at Solstrand brought together some 50 international participants from aid agencies, practitioners and researchers, with the objective of making the best use of Norwegian and international aid experiences to develop recommendations to increase the quality of aid. A Report has been prepared from the Seminar.