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DevTalks - Rewriting international co-operation: work in progress



Thursday, 16 July 2020 - 15.00 – 16.30 CET - Online

Join the new DEV Talks series Reshaping development

Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre and Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Development and Laurent Bossard, Director of the Sahel and West Africa Club, are pleased to invite you to a discussion on:

Rewriting international co-operation: work in progress

Two speakers. Three questions. Multiple answers.

Stefano Manservisi, former Director General of the European Commission’s Directorate for International Co-operation and Development (DEVCO)
Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS, India)

with Estherine Fotabong (AUDA-NEPAD) and Angela Ospina (Director General of the Colombian Presidential Agency for International Cooperation).

The idea that the current international co-operation system is no longer fit for purpose is nothing new. Time and again, experts and partners of Development in Transition have called on the system to stop identifying a country’s level of development with its level of income. They have called out the system’s failure to adapt to new actors, and new objectives that have come with increasing interdependence among countries, regions and the global level. The COVID-19 crisis has worryingly exposed and exacerbated these failures, fast-tracking the urgent need to rethink how countries – at all levels of development – can interact and learn from each other in this new global landscape. So, what’s next? What should global governance in a post-COVID world look like? And how can it fully engage all countries instead of a few? What new tools and partnerships will we need, shifting our focus on which priorities? And ultimately, how can international co-operation evolve to truly promote sustainable development for all?





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