POSTPONED - EU coordination and division of labour: An aspiration or reality?

24 June 2010 12:00 - 13:30 GMT+01 (BST)
Public event
Streamed live online


Dr. Sven Grimm - Research Fellow, German Development Institute

Jasmine Burnley - Policy Adviser, Development Finance and Public Services, Oxfam

Owen Barder - Director, Aidinfo and Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development (via v/c)


Simon Maxwell - Senior Research Associate, ODI


We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed due to the illness of one of our speakers. We apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused.

Division of labour has been the rallying-cry for better coordination under the overall umbrella of the Paris and Accra Agreements. But, coordination between Member States has proved to be an uphill task.  The EU Code of Conduct on Division of Labour has some serious shortfalls and remains voluntary.  What needs to happen for the EU to work together to provide aid in order to simplify the complex and fragmented global aid system?  Will the new EU architecture enable greater Member State involvement in EU development cooperation and progress towards a genuine division of labour among the Member States and the Commission?