Global Forum on Development: 2007-08


Global Forum on Development: Year II (2007-2008)


The Global Crisis: Implications for Aid and Development Finance,

Paris, 8-9 December

This event will be comprised of two half-days of discussion; a policy workshop, "Delivering aid effectiveness: progress since Accra in the context of the global economic and financial crisis" and a policy dialogue on, "Delivering effective development finance: challenges raised by the global economic and financial crisis".

Revised Mission Statement

Presentations at the meeting

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Innovative Financing in Health, Paris, 7 October 2008

This Workshop will look at innovative development finance in health, drawing lessons for more effective financing mechanisms in the health sector and beyond. It is organised in collaboration with the Brookings Institution and IESE Business School (Spain).

 Agenda (version française)

 Background note (version française)

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2nd Annual Plenary, Paris, 20 May 2008

The 2nd Plenary summed up the activities of Year II for high-level decision makers. Participants focused on "Strengthening Country Ownership" ahead of the Third High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra (2-4 September 2008).

 Preliminary Agenda

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Endowments for Think Tanks,
Paris, 28 April 2008

This Workshop convened a variety of experts with an interest in supporting developing-country think tanks that work on fiscal policy.

 Preliminary Agenda (pdf)

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Banking on Development, Geneva, 28-29 February 2008

At this Roundtable, senior executives discussed how policy makers could best catalyse private financial flows for economic growth and poverty reduction. 

 Conference Report (pdf)  

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Ownership in Practice, Paris, 27-28 September 2007

This Informal Workshop examined what the principle of "ownership" looks like in practice, both within developing countries ("democratic ownership") and in the relationship between developing countries and donors. 

 Draft Conference Report
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Scaling-up, Paris, 11 December 2007

This Policy Workshop focused on aid allocations in the context of donor pledges to rapidly scale up their aid.

 Draft Programme (english, pdf) - Programme provisoire (fr.)

 Summary record

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