ECDPM at the European Development Days 2012
|What are the EDD?|
Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) is Europe’s premier forum on international affairs and development cooperation. An annual gathering of the European development community, it is structured as an open and collaborative platform that brings together hundreds of development advocates, decision-makers and practitioners. The Forum’s informality breeds thought-provoking and persuasive exchanges. Political leaders and world-renowned authorities on development have used this Forum as a springboard for their ideas.
|EDD coverage |
Live streaming of all sessions taking place in the four main HLP/Presentation rooms will be available on line in the ‘Live streaming’ section of the EDD website. The web streaming will be available in French, English, and in the original language of the speakers: http://live.eudevdays.eu/. Check out the promotion video here.
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Europe's response to inequality in developing countries
A panel from the European Think-Tanks Group
Time and date: Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 11:00
Over 70% of the world’s poor live in middle income countries like China, India, Indonesia or Nigeria. As such, high socio-economic inequality is detrimental to poverty reduction, economic growth and political stability. Promoting “inclusive” growth has to go hand in hand with addressing inequality. Is there a role for European development cooperation in supporting countries that want to tackle rising socio-economic inequality? What implications would this have for aid allocation criteria, environmental sustainability and ideology? Read more...
|How can we maximise inclusive growth and development?|
The pros and cons of private sector engagement and blending instruments
A panel from ECDPM, AFD, BusinessEurope, EIB and KfW
Time and date: Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 14:30
The EU’s Agenda for Change recommends rethinking development finance by increasing the use of innovative financing instruments and by leveraging private sector investments. Sceptics see a danger in the possible shift of ODA to private sector. A number of projects with private participation however show advantages, including local ownership and sustainability. What are the drivers and bottlenecks to an increasing role for the private sector as a partner in development? Read more...
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|European Report on Development 2013|
A panel from the European Commission
Time and date: Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 13:30-14:30
ECDPM's James Mackie, Team Leader for the European Report on Development 2013 will be a member of this panel. The fourth edition of the European Report on Development (ERD), expected to be published in Spring 2013, will consider some of the main challenges for the poorest countries in the next 15 years and reflect on how the international community - and the EU - could help address them in a potential post-2015 development agenda. On the basis of an introduction by the ERD Core Team, this project-lab will provide the opportunity to stimulate debate on its ongoing work and the challenges and opportunities for development beyond 2015. The objective is to consult with a wide variety of stakeholders, in order to enrich and inform the next stages of drafting the report. Read more...
|The Challenge of Inclusive Growth in Fragile States|
A panel from the European Network of Implementing Development Agencies (EUNIDA)
Time and date: Wednesday, 17 October, 11:00-12:00
ECDPM's Volker Hauck will be a member of this panel.
This seminar will form a unique opportunity to
discuss with EU policy makers the importance of security situation and empowerment process in a fragile setting, as security is one of the major factors enabling inclusive
growth. The panel discussion will be based around selected EUNIDA projects in order to present live examples and experiences from the field. Read more...