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Adapting Aid Criteria to Development Goals

Friday, April 24, 2009 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Patrick Guillaumont
President, Foundation for Studies and Research for International Development; Professor, Universite d’Auvergne (CERDI);
Member, UN Committee for Development Policy 

With discussant 
Alan Gelb 
Director, Development Policy, Development Economics Vice Presidency, World Bank 

Moderated by 
Mead Over 
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development 

Friday, April 24, 2009 

Center for Global Development 
1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 
Nearest Metro
: Red Line to Dupont Circle (South Exit) 

Join us for a discussion with Patrick Guillaumont, President of Fondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international (Foundation for Studies and Research for International Development), Professor at Université d'Auvergne (CERDI), and Member of the UN Committee for Development Policy. He will be presenting his working paper "Adapting Aid Criteria to Development Goals," which argues on both equity and efficiency grounds for the application of selectivity criteria that are more sensitive to a countries "structural vulnerability." Professor Guillaumont's approach leads to allocating a greater share of aid not only to the "least developed" countries, by this measure, but also to small and vulnerable countries or fragile states which otherwise do not quite fit the definition of least developed.


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