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AId, Emerging Economies and Global Policies

AId, Emerging Economies and Global Policies

Conference on the launch of the 4th issue of International Development Policy

Conference on the launch of the 4th issue of International Development Policy

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Publié le jeudi 30 août 2012 par Loïc Le Pape

Résumé

The emergence of new donors and development aid actors from the ‘global South’ coupled with an increased focus on global public goods are challenging long-established aid agencies and policies. Emerging economies are turning into significant aid players... A panel of policy makers, scholars and practitioners from a diversity of backgrounds will discuss these complex issues in a lively roundtable moderated by a renowned journalist.

Annonce

Programme

13:45  Welcome

14:00 – 15:30 Panel 1 | Aid and Global Policies

The international development landscape is undergoing profound transformations. Aid agencies must adapt to cope with global challenges that cut across the rich/poor and North/South divides. Beyond the fight against poverty, development aid is called upon to preserve global public goods. While intergovernmental negotiations stall, bilateral and multilateral aid agencies boast to tackle climate change, food insecurity, water and energy scarcity, global health issues and pandemics, migratory pressures, etc.

Is development aid up to the job? How far do bilateral and multilateral aid agencies succeed in mainstreaming global issues and policies in their operations? Can they live up to the stated ambitions? How does the focus on global public goods reconfigure the development aid industry, and how does this affect the global fight against poverty? What are the specific dynamics related to global health and climate change ? 

  • Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of Development Economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Editor-in-Chief of International Development Policy
  • Peter Messerli, Director, Centre for Development and the Environment (CDE), University of Berne
  • Michel Mordasini, Assistant Director General and Head of the Global Cooperation Domain, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Marcel Tanner, Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Parasitology, University of Basel, Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.

16:00 – 17:30 Panel 2 | Aid and Emerging Economies

Emerging economies are also emerging as significant aid donors and actors in low-income countries, challenging the traditional aid architecture and approaches. Brazil, China and South Africa have for example all became major player in Sub-Saharan Africa.

On the other hand, three quarters of the world’s poor live in emerging and middle-income countries, including in countries like India, Brazil and China. In these countries, poverty alleviation is arguably a domestic, political challenge rather than a technical issue that can be solved with foreign aid and technical assistance.

Against this background, how do emerging economies affect the ‘aid industry’? How far do new donors pursue different objectives than traditional donors, with diverging rationales? How does a low-income country such as Laos cope with the emergence of new aid donors such as China alongside traditional, Western aid partners? What are the risks and opportunities, including with regard to South-South and triangular cooperation? And what is the role of scientific cooperation in this context?

  • Pedro da Motta Veiga, Director, Centro de Estudos de Integração e Desenvolvimento (CINDES), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Zhou Mi, Deputy Director of the Overseas Economic Cooperation Institute of the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC), Beijing, China
  • Phouang Parisak Pravongviengkham, Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic
  • Elisabeth Sidiropoulos, National Director, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), Johannesburg, South Africa

18:00 – 19:30 Roundtable | Emerging Countries: Competitors or Partners in Facing Global Challenges?

The emergence of new donors and development aid actors from the ‘global South’ coupled with an increased focus on global public goods are challenging long-established aid agencies and policies. Emerging economies are turning into significant aid players. At the same time, they are still home to the vast majority of the world’s poor. Emerging economies appear both as part of the problem and of the solution when it comes to climate change, migrations, global health, security and other global issues that require global responses.

A panel of policy makers, scholars and practitioners from a diversity of backgrounds will discuss these complex issues in a lively roundtable moderated by a renowned Swiss journalist.

Animation: Daniel Binswanger, Journalist, Das Magazin

  • Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of Development Economics, IHEID
  • Zhou Mi, Deputy Director of the Overseas Economic Cooperation Institute, Beijing, China
  • Michel Mordasini, Assistant Director General and Head of the Global Cooperation Domain, SDC
  • Caroline Morel, Director, Swissaid
  • Phouang Parisak Pravongviengkham, Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic
  • Elisabeth Sidiropoulos, National Director, SAIIA

Lieux

  • Suisse), Hochschulstrasse 4 (Room 501, University of Berne)
    Berne, Confédération Suisse

Dates

  • mercredi 03 octobre 2012

Mots-clés

  • International Relation, Development Policy, Emerging Economies, Global Policies

Contacts

  • Marie Thorndahl
    courriel : marie [dot] thorndahl [at] graduateinstitute [dot] ch

Source de l'information

  • Marie Thorndahl
    courriel : marie [dot] thorndahl [at] graduateinstitute [dot] ch

Pour citer cette annonce

« AId, Emerging Economies and Global Policies », Colloque, Calenda, Publié le jeudi 30 août 2012, http://calenda.org/209475