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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
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Mark Nelson Senior Operations Officer, The World Bank Institute
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.