From the mid-1990s, the key objective for development cooperation was increasingly defined as poverty reduction. This was reflected in the Millennium Development Goals, which were signed in September 2000. As ‘value for money’ approaches became prominent, major aid donors in the OECD looked for methods of increasing the effectiveness of aid through coordination.
The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, signed in 2005, succeeded in including India and China. But the apparent failure of this multilateral effort to implement many of its commitments has provided an opportunity for emerging economies to act bilaterally. As aid and investment from the BRICS countries continues to grow, this seminar will ask: what is the shape of the new global aid policy landscape?
About the speakers
This event will bring together two key individuals who have been involved in global aid coordination efforts for many years.
Richard Carey began his career at the New Zealand Treasury in 1966, and was appointed as New Zealand’s Economic Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative to the OECD in 1977. In 1980 he became the Deputy Director for Development Cooperation in the OECD Secretariat, responsible for analytical and policy support for the OECD Group on North South Economic Issues. He was the OECD Director for Development Co-operation from 2007-2010, and a founding co-Chair of the China-DAC Study Group.
Richard Manning worked for the UK Department for International Development and its predecessors from 1965-2003. From 1996-2003, he was a Director-General at ODA/DFID. He also served as Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee from 2003-08, in which capacity he was particularly involved in the work leading to the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.
This event is open to all.