10.10.2013 | DIE: „Fragmentation or Pluralism in the organization of development cooperation: Policy implications of an evolving research agenda"

The German Development Instiute (DIE) would like to invite you for a public panel discussion on „Fragmentation or Pluralism in the organizatin of development cooperation: Policy implications of an evolving research agenda” (in English) which will take place on October 10 from 6:00 to 7:30pm.

Development cooperation is increasingly characterized by a fragmentation of efforts across a growing number of organizations, actors, sectors and policy objectives. Stakeholders continue to struggle with this trend as it has both negative implications, but also many positive opportunities to be seized upon. But what are the policy implications that follow from this diagnosis? How has development cooperation “under the prefix of fragmentation” to be organized in the future? This question will be explored in this public panel discussion from the perspective of representatives from bi- and multilateral development actors, as well as academia.

Panelists are:
Dr. Stephen Knack
Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC

Suzanne Steensen
Economist, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, (OECD) Development Co-operation Directorate, Paris

Gisela Hammerschmidt (tbc)
Deputy Director General for Policy issues of bilateral development cooperation, development effectiveness and evaluation, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Bonn
Margaret Thalwitz
Senior Expert Fellow, Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Duisburg, and former Director at the World Bank

Introduction and Moderation by:
–      Dr. Stephan Klingebiel
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, Bonn

(The event will be followed by a reception)

Given limited space, die DIE kindly requests that you register your participation on a first come, first serve basis via Email to: Fatia.Elsermann(AT)die-gdi.de.

Information