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European Union members are collectively the largest aid donor in the world and give over half of global aid, and the EU’s policies have a major bearing on global development—from migration, to trade, agriculture and security. CGD is bringing its innovative thinking and evidence-based, practical propositions to the unique European context.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Africa Program and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States present
European Union–United States Partnership in Africa
Though this event will be webcast live, this consultation will not be a public event, but rather a forum for U.S. and EU counterparts to explore some of the challenges the continent currently faces, as well as to identify potential solutions that can be pursued in cooperation with African nations. There will be two panels focusing on “Common Security, Sahel and Horn Cases” and “Development, Trade, and Investment.”
Tune into the live or archived webcast at the Africa Program page at WilsonCenter.org.
In Norway last year I met with the impressive staff of one of the world’s largest and smartest NGOs. They were unhappy that Norwegian aid money was being used to discourage deforestation in Brazil instead of to immunize children and educate girls in low-income Africa—in other words, to deal with climate change rather than “development.” I countered that minimizing climate change is a crucial piece of development, and urged them to rethink the issue.
In this speech delivered at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Nancy Birdsall shares her observations
about the changing development space and offers three proposals to help the development community tap the potential for informed and empowered citizens
push for better local and global politics. Her remarks were prepared after delivering a 2012 speech to the 2012 UN General Assembly, "Global Citizens and the
Global Economy," and foreshadowed her 2013 working paper , "Global Markets, Global Citizens, and Global Governance in the 21st Century."
The World Bank President Jim Kim has said that the next frontier for the World Bank is to 'help to advance a science of delivery'. But the problem is not that we are ignoring politics, as Kevin Watkins suggests: the problem is that we are ignoring complexity.