Programme

PROGRAMME / Oct 2013
09:00-09:20 Welcome and Introductions
  Heiko Thoms, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations
David Malone, Rector of the United Nations University and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations
09:20-09:40 What Do We Know About Foreign Aid?
  Moderator:
Speaker: 
David Malone, Rector, UNU
Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER
09:40-10:30 Fragility and the New Aid Agenda: Beginning a Discussion
  Moderator: 
Speakers:

 
David Malone, Rector, UNU
Tony Addison, Chief Economist and Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER
Rachel Gisselquist, Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER

Discussion
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 Building State Capabilities
  Moderator:

Speakers: 
 
Sarah Cliffe, Special Adviser and Assistant Secretary-General of Civilian Capacities to the United Nations
Lant Pritchett, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School
Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank Development Research Group
‘Afghanistan’ – Frauke de Weijer, Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

Discussion
13:00-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:40 Aid and Fragility: What Has Worked?
  Moderator:
Speakers: 
Jarmo Viinanen, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations
‘Preliminary findings from two studies: “Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States” and “Good Aid in Hard Places”’ – Rachel Gisselquist, Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
‘Aid and Institution-Building across Somalia’s Regions’ – Ken Menkhaus, Professor of Political Science, Davidson College
‘The National Solidarity Program: Assessing the Effects of Community Driven Development in Afghanistan’ – Fotini Christia, Associate Professor, MIT
‘Judicial Facilitators in Nicaragua’ – Martin Gramatikov, Senior Justice Sector Advisor and Head of Measuring and Evaluation, Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law

Discussion
14:40-14:50 Coffee Break
14:50-16:00 Cross-Cutting Issues: Bringing It All Together
  Moderator: 
Speakers: 
TBC
‘Fragility and Gender’ – Caren Grown, Economist-In-Residence, American University
‘Fragility and Employment Generation’ – Graciana del Castillo, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University

Discussion
16:00-16:30 Wrap Up and Closing of the Meeting
  Speakers:  Tony Addison, Chief Economist and Deputy Director, UNU-WIDER
David Malone, Rector, UNU
Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER
16:30-17:00 Informal Discussion
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