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The concept of country ownership has become increasingly visible in donor policy and strategy, yet definitions vary and there is little clarity and great diversity in how this concept is articulated and practiced by donor and recipient countries. Health experts from Ethiopia, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia will discuss why and how the U.S. government and host country actors--governments and civil society—are redefining their relationship. Our panelists will reflect on PEPFAR and other global AIDS programs in the last decade to suggest how the U.S. Global Health Initiative's key principle of country ownership may be applied to achieve specific donor and host country objectives. Our panel will attempt to answer some key questions: What is the U.S government's definition of country ownership and does this resonate with that of host country governments'? What are the objectives of country ownership? And what are the challenges to getting to a more shared definition and practice of this concept?
On Monday, June 21, 2010 Center for Global Development hosted a discussion on What is Country Ownership Anyway? Rethinking Global Health Partnershipsfeaturing opening remarks by Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Health, Ethiopia and Chair, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The panel included Nandini Oomman, Director, HIV/AIDS Monitor, Center for Global Development; Warren Buckingham, Director, Country Program Support, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator; Caesar Cheelo, Zambia Principal Investigator, HIV/AIDS Monitor; Lecturer, Economics Department, University of Zambia; Dirce Costa, Mozambique Principal Investigator, HIV/AIDS Monitor; Development Economist, Austral-COWI Consulting; Donald Shriber, Deputy Director for Policy and Communication, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Freddie Ssengooba, Uganda Principal Investigator, HIV/AIDS Monitor; Lecturer, Makerere University School of Public Health; and Janis Timberlake, Director of Country Programs, Global Health Initiative Launch Team, Global Health Bureau, USAID. Lawrence MacDonald, CGD Vice President of Communications and Policy Outreach, moderated the discussion.
This unique conference is designed to convene both the new industrial policy thinkers, who have studied the history of government intervention, and blended finance practitioners, who are involved in setting up the institutions and procedures that will use official development finance to subsidise private enterprise in developing countries. These two communities too often work in isolation and have much to learn from each other.
The conference will combine scholar presentations with high-level policy discussions. Please see the preliminary programme for a list of sessions and speakers, in addition to more details about the conference.
Please join us for this “first of its kind” conference and feel free to share this invitation with your network and encourage your colleagues to attend. We want to reach as many people who work in private sector development as possible.
AidEx is a two day event, which encompasses a conference, exhibition, meeting areas, awards and workshops. Its fundamental aim is to engage the sector at every level and provide a forum for aid & development professionals to meet, source, supply and learn. AidEx was created to help the international aid and development community engage the private sector in a neutral setting, drive innovation and support the ever-growing need for emergency aid and development programmes.
In May 2017 the G20 Ministers of Finance appointed the Eminent Persons’ Group (EPG) on global financial governance, led by the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Tharman Shanmugaratnam, to review the governance of the international financial institutions, looking at their coherence and effectiveness in supporting the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, managing capital flows, assessing risks to financial resilience and addressing non-financial threats to growth and stability.
The Center for Global Development (CGD) and The Global Financing Facility (GFF) invite you to the co-hosted Twitter Chat: Global Financing Facility: Investing in People. This interactive chat will discuss the details of GFF’s results-based model, its approach to sustainable global health financing, and scaling the impact of this innovative program over its planned expansion period (2018-2023).
Every year, more than 5 million women, children and adolescents die from preventable conditions, due to a significant financing gap for healthcare for women, children and adolescents, and inadequate incentives for provision and use of quality health services, among other factors. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child is a new approach to sustainable global health financing that is supporting countries’ approaches to financing and investing in the health of their people.