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Featuring Casey Dunning
Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Development
Discussant 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.
The Center for Global Development and Institute for International Economics held a luncheon meeting on Thursday, June 17 to release the new study, Trade Policy and Global Poverty by joint Senior Fellow William R. Cline. His presentation was followed by initial comments from Anne Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
On June 8th, the Commission on Weak States and US National Security will release the findings of a nine month study on US policy toward weak and failed states.This public meeting, which coincides with the release of the Commission report, aims to shed light on one of the most underappreciated, yet critical challenges to US national security in the 21st century.
Philip Denkabe, a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at New York University, will present "Aid, Policy and Growth: A Threshold Hypothesis," a paper delving into the relationships and effects of foreign aid to economic growth, when examined within the context of macroeconomic policy.
CGD and the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a discussion of Latin America’s long heritage of inequality, considering the paths and policies that may lead to fairer societies with better economies across the continent. Guillermo Perry, World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America, and Mike Walton, World Bank Regional Adviser for Poverty Reduction and Human Development, presented the findings and recommendations of their latest study, “Inequality in Latin America: Breaking with History?”
Jeffrey Williamson (Laird Bell Professor of Economics, Harvard University), one of the world's leading economic historians and a specialist in pre-1950 globalization, will discuss his most recent research on the historical determinants of international migration and its implications for today's migration policy.