Busan and beyond: aid effectiveness in a new era

7 July - 30 October 2011
Event Series

Aid effectiveness is again at the top of the development agenda. As the aid community prepares to meet at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan in November 2011, this ODI event series, organised by the Politics and Governance Programme and the Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure with support from the BBC World Service Trust Fund and the Africa Governance Initiative, examines some of the most pressing issues that need to be addressed by the policymaking community.

  • Have the Paris Principles on aid effectiveness worked? Do they need to be revised?
  • Who should lead the aid effectiveness agenda in the future, and how should donors outside the DAC framework be incorporated?
  • How can challenges of multiple accountabilities be addressed and results be better measured?
  • How can aid effectiveness be made ‘fit for purpose’ in fragile states?
These issues and more are explored by high level speakers in a series of cutting edge debates.

Events 1, 2, 3 and 4 can be seen by clicking the 'event in this series' tab and further information about the fith is below.

Event 5: One month to Busan – what is the latest from the OECD, and what do the major donors expect to change?
How is the Busan conference shaping up? What is the latest thinking on the outcome document? With only one month to go until the biggest aid conference in years, ODI hosts Brenda Killen, the head of Aid Effectiveness at the OECD and therefore at the heart of pulling the conference together. Brenda will present the third monitoring survey of the Paris Declaration for the first time in the UK. In discussion with Brenda will be a selection of major donors. Questions this event will seek to answer include: what are DFID and other donors hoping for from Busan and how do they expect it to change their ways of working, if at all? There will be time for questions and comments from the floor.   

A new aid deal for fragile states?

Public event | 10 October 2011 12:30 - 14:00 GMT+01 (BST)

This event will consider whether a new aid deal is needed for fragile states and what this deal might look like, bringing together a range of views from civil society, the research community and fragile states themselves.


Who should lead the aid effectiveness debate in the future?

Public event | 6 July 2011 10:00 - 11:30 GMT+01 (BST)

This debate will explore the global governance of the aid effectiveness agenda. What should the role of the DAC be as the “aidscape” becomes ever more complex? Does the UN have a leading role to play? Does the presence of non-traditional...

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