The 2010 meeting of National Focal Points for Policy Coherence for Development focused on the implications of a shifting and increasingly interdependent world economy on three inter-related issues: global development; aid international architecture; and particularly PCD. It also aimed at sharing policies and experiences on PCD at the global, national, regional, and OECD levels, and exchange views on the ways forward. A number of recommendations to enhance PCD emerged from the discussions. Among them:
Programme and presentations
Friday,1 October 2010
9:10-10:50: Special Panel 1: The future of aid
In the current context of major development challenges and the impact of multiple crises, significant changes are taking place in the international aid architecture. The active participation of new players increases the diversity of approaches and modalities and thereby presents both challenges and opportunities to reshape the global aid architecture. This panel discussed how to strengthen and articulate the aid architecture to make it more inclusive, coherent and effective.
Key note speaker:
11:10-12.30. Special Panel 2 : PCD in a shifting world economy
The gravity of the economic growth is shifting towards the developing world and emerging economies as documented by the OECD (2010) publication on: shifting wealth. This panel sought to explore the implications of this shift for PCD and took stock on these changes, analyse their impact on PCD and discuss how the changes need to be reflected in further PCD work.
14:00-15.15 Session 1: Ongoing work on PCD
At the global level:
At the OECD level:
16:45-18:00 Session 3: The ways forward
18:00: Concluding remarks by Eckhard Deutscher, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).