Archive for the ‘Debate’ Category

Evaluating the impact of aid to Africa: lessons from the Millennium Villages

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

3 July 2012 17:00-18:30 (GMT+01 (BST)) - Public event, Overseas Development Institute and screened live online Register to attend "At the turn of the century, Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University, in partnership with the United Nations, established integrated rural development projects, known as Millennium Villages in ten African countries. When they came ...

The Big Push forward: The Australian Debate (Oct 2011)

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

October 26, 2011 by Chris Roche. On 19 October 2011, Oxfam Australia hosted a ‘Big Push Forward‘ event in Melbourne with the co-conveners of this initiative – Rosalind Eyben and Irene Guijt. Sixty development practitioners, including AusAid staff and academics came together to discuss whether the concerns voiced by the Big ...

Is Australian Aid Fair Dinkum? A Forum On The Independent Review Of Aid Effectiveness

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Venue: Old Parliament House, 18 King George Tce, Parkes 8222, Canberra Date: Tuesday, 13 September 2011 6:00 PM Summary "In a world where we have achieved so much, from quantum leaps in medical research to the development of sophisticated technologies, it seems implausible that there are more hungry people in the world today ...

A results take-over of aid effectiveness? How to balance multiple or competing calls for more accountability

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Date: 25 July 2011 12:00-13:30 (GMT+01 (BST)) Venue: British Academy, London This debate will explore possible tensions – and opportunities – when donors seek to reassure domestic publics that aid is being spent well, while also endeavouring to support the needs and priorities of aid recipient countries and their citizens. The language of ...