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Featuring Patrick Guillaumont
President, Foundation for Studies and Research for International Development; Professor, Universite d’Auvergne (CERDI); Member, UN Committee for Development Policy
With discussant Alan Gelb
Director, Development Policy, Development Economics Vice Presidency, World Bank
Moderated by Mead Over
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Friday, April 24, 2009
at Center for Global Development
1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC
Nearest Metro: Red Line to Dupont Circle (South Exit)
Join us for a discussion with Patrick Guillaumont, President of Fondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international (Foundation for Studies and Research for International Development), Professor at Université d'Auvergne (CERDI), and Member of the UN Committee for Development Policy. He will be presenting his working paper "Adapting Aid Criteria to Development Goals," which argues on both equity and efficiency grounds for the application of selectivity criteria that are more sensitive to a countries "structural vulnerability." Professor Guillaumont's approach leads to allocating a greater share of aid not only to the "least developed" countries, by this measure, but also to small and vulnerable countries or fragile states which otherwise do not quite fit the definition of least developed.