07.06.2011 | ZEF: Seminar lecture "Aid, growth, and development: Have we come full circle?"

The Center for Development Research (ZEF) and the United Nations University (UNU) in Bonn jointly organize a seminar series on Risk and Uncertainty for Sustainable Development.

The next lecture will be on:

“Aid, growth, and development: Have we come full circle?”

Speaker: Finn Tarp, Director of UNU WIDER / Helsinki*)
Chair: Fabrice Renaud, UNU Bonn
Discussant: Joachim von Braun, ZEF Director

Time: Tuesday, June 7, 3 – 4.30 p.m.
Place: ZEF (ground floor conference room)

*) The World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) is a research and training center of the United Nations University (UNU), in Helsinki, Finland. UNU-WIDER undertakes applied research and policy analysis on global development and poverty issues.
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Background information:
In this seminar series we will address opportunities, risks and uncertainties for development. Uncertainty, i.e. the unknown unknowns, is a particular challenge. Risk and uncertainty have become a focal topic among development researchers, policy makers and practitioners as worldwide, economy and ecology have been assailed by a series of global crises: financial crisis, high and volatile food and oil price, and/or climate change. These crises present threats to development and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The understanding, mitigating and controlling of risk and uncertainty is far from being understood. The seminar series will be a forum for agenda setting and discussion on related themes with leading experts in this field of research and policy.