ReCom results meeting: Jobs - Aid at Work seminar

UNU-WIDER / Oct 2012

The ReCom – Research and Communication on Foreign Aid results meeting under the theme ‘Aid, Growth & Employment’ titled Jobs – Aid at Work was held 8 October in Copenhagen, Denmark. Speakers included policy makers, practitioners and academics. More about the event at

At the bottom of this page you can also find a report on the interaction between the panel and the audience in Copenhagen.

What is ReCom? An interview with Mr Ib Petersen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Professor Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER and Ms Lena Ingelstam, SIDA.

Professor Gary Fields, Cornell University – Aid, Growth and Jobs

Dr Martin Rama, World Development Report 2013, World Bank – The World Bank’s World Development Report 2013 - Jobs

Dr Abebe Shimeles, African Development Bank – The Employment Effects of AfDB Projects

Dr John Page, Brookings / UNU-WIDER – Aid, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Africa

H.E. Morten Elkjær, Danish Ambassador to Bolivia, H.E. Johnny Flentø, Danish Ambassador to Tanzania and Carin Norberg, Director of the Nordic Africa Institute - Reality check

Professor Måns Söderbom, Gothenburg University and Dr John Page, Brookings / UNU-WIDER – Aid, Employment and Firm Dynamics in Africa

Professor Keijiro Otsuka and Professor Tetsushi Sonobe, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (Japan) – Enabling Entrepreneurs

Professor Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER and Assistant Professor Sam Jones, University of Copenhagen – Delivering good jobs in Mozambique: progress, problems, and possibilities with Dr Martin Rama - How does Vietnam differ?

An interview with Danish Minister for Development Co-operation - Christian Friis Bach