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CGD Europe Seminar - Localising Development: Donor Approaches to Building Country Ownership (London, UK)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm


Casey Dunning

Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Development


Ranil Dissanayake

Economist, Department for International Development

Donor governments are increasingly utilising direct partnerships with governments and local organisations as a way to deliver sustainable results. Whether called country ownership, aid localisation, or sustainable development, the evidence base around localised approaches to foreign assistance remains slim. New research from the Center for Global Development explores how and when ownership approaches can be effective, and what tools and mechanisms development agencies have at their disposal to implement such an approach.

CGD Senior Policy Analyst Casey Dunning will present preliminary findings from this country ownership research, including the constraints and opportunities for donor agencies to institutionalize country ownership practices. This event will draw lessons from how US development institutions define, operationalise, and implement country ownership principles. It will also feature a discussant from the UK Department for International Development, to compare the UK’s experience and an alternative perspective on how country ownership operates in practice. 

To attend, please email or register online. 

Light refrehsments will be provided. 

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3:30 - 5:00 pm British Summer Time (BST)

Please note that this event will take place in London, UK

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