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A New Approach to Aid Effectiveness

Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

World Bank Institute hosts
the launch of the new issue of Development Outreach on 
A New Approach to Aid Effectiveness 

Moderated by
Barbara Lee 
Manager of the Aid Effectiveness Unit, Operations Policy and Country Services, The World Bank 

Discussed by
Sheila Herrling 
Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Development 

Daniel Kaufmann 
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution 

Mark Nelson 
Senior Operations Officer, The World Bank Institute 

Hans Dembowski 
Editor of D+C (Development and Cooperation), Frankfurt 

Monday, March 16, 2009, 
12:30 - 2:00pm 
A light lunch will be provided along with a complimentary copy of the February issue of Development Outreach, to which the speakers have contributed articles.

World Bank I Building 
Room # I 1-200 
1850 I Street, NW, Washington, DC
 

Just after last September's High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra, the Economist offered the stark assessment that, the development aid business is in shambles. Sought-after development results are often disappointing to all concerned, deepening the scepticism that surrounds development aid. In Accra, donors and developing countries agreed to an agenda for action, to "take bold steps to reform the way aid is given and spent." So what are the prospects for these "bold steps"? Articles in the current issue of Development Outreach reflect the complexity and dilemmas behind the Accra Agenda for Action. At this round table, authors of some of this issue's essays will discuss the challenges of making the Accra commitments reality, from the perspectives of the developing countries, bilateral donors, the US and Germany will be emphasized and the World Bank, among others. 

Please RSVP to alawton@worldbank.org 

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