3:30—5:00 PM
CGD Europe
54 Wilton Road
London, SW1V 1DE

CGD Europe Seminar - Localising Development: Donor Approaches to Building Country Ownership (London, UK)

Casey Dunning
Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Development

Ranil Dissanayake
Economist, Department for International Development

Donor governments are increasingly utilising direct partnerships with governments and local organisations as a way to deliver sustainable results. Whether called country ownership, aid localisation, or sustainable development, the evidence base around localised approaches to foreign assistance remains slim. New research from the Center for Global Development explores how and when ownership approaches can be effective, and what tools and mechanisms development agencies have at their disposal to implement such an approach.

CGD Senior Policy Analyst Casey Dunning will present preliminary findings from this country ownership research, including the constraints and opportunities for donor agencies to institutionalize country ownership practices. This event will draw lessons from how US development institutions define, operationalise, and implement country ownership principles. It will also feature a discussant from the UK Department for International Development, to compare the UK’s experience and an alternative perspective on how country ownership operates in practice. 

Light refrehsments will be provided. 

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