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Navigating Change: Development Cooperation in a Shifting World


Bård Vegar Solhjell, Director General, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)

Amanda Glassman, Executive Advisor to the President, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Antón Leis García, Director, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (Aecid)

Rémy Rioux, CEO, Agence Française de Développement (AFD); Chair of the Finance in Common Executive Board


Mikaela Gavas, Managing Director, Europe and Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development 

You can ask questions to the panellists via Slido at this link.

What will define the next era for development cooperation? In the current global landscape, marked by rising geopolitical tensions, significant humanitarian challenges, and widening gulf between needs and finance, Official Development Assistance (ODA) budgets are coming under increasing pressure. Development agencies and multilateral development banks are being asked to scale-up support for global challenges and emergencies, while advancing partner country development priorities. The role, legitimacy, and efficacy of ODA are under intense scrutiny, and the global architecture for development finance, of which ODA is but a small yet crucial part, requires a profound rethink.

In the margins of the 2024 World Bank IMF Spring Meetings, the Center for Global Development is set to convene leading development policymakers to discuss the implications of the changing landscape for ODA and explore how—and on what—to use it most effectively.

View a full list of CGD's 2024 Spring Meetings events

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