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Rising Powers Seminar: The Changing Landscape of Global Aid Policy

29 January 2013 13:00–14:30

Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road,
Brighton,
BN1 9RE

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.

Richard Carey began his career as a policy analyst/ adviser in the New Zealand Treasury in 1966, where he worked on trade, investment and structural policy reform and on external economic relations.

 In 1972 he served as chief research officer and speechwriter to the Prime Minister.

Appointed as New Zealand’s Economic Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative to the OECD in 1977, Mr Carey participated in a wide range of OECD policy processes.

 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 and helped to instigate the opening of OECD’s policy dialogue with emerging countries in the early 1990s.

 His work on aid and development issues over the last two decades has included close involvement with the genesis of the MDGs, aid effectiveness and policy coherence agendas, aid for trade, capacity development, poverty reduction and gender issues and governance and fragile states. He has worked extensively with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union (AU) and its NEPAD programme on mutual accountability reviews.

OECD Director for Development Co-operation from 2007-2010, Mr Carey was a founding co-Chair of the China-DAC Study Group.

 He holds an advanced economic degree (BAHons)(1966) and an Honorary Doctorate in Commerce from Victoria University of Wellington(2009) and an MSc Econ from the London School of Economics(1969).

He has been a Trustee of the Institute for Development Studies at Sussex University (2007-2010) and a member of the Fragile States Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum.(2007-2010). 

Richard Carey is currently a member of the Evaluation Committee of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and a member of the Expert Committee of the International Poverty Reduction Centre in China. He is also on the Advisory Council for the IDS  Rising Powers in Development Programme.

Key contacts

Musab Younis

Research Officer

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