|Workshop Perspectives on Aid Effectiveness in Harare, Zimbabwe, 07 October 2010|
On October 07th, 2010, the South African - German Centre of Development Research and the University of Zimbabwe held a workshop on perspectives on aid effectiveness in Harare, Zimbabwe. Over forty participants from governmental and non-governmental organizations discussed different views on aid effectiveness.
Picture: Staff members of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, Ruhr University Bochum, School of Government, University of the Western Cape, Institute of Social Development, University of the Western Cape as well as of the Institute of Development Studies, University of Zimbabwe and Faculty of Social Studies, University of Zimbabwe (click picture to enlarge).
Aid Effectiveness has become a fundamental part of the development agenda in most countries. With the adoption of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005) and the Accra Agenda for Action (2008) the international community tries to improve the quality of the delivery, management, and use of development assistance in order to maximize the developmental outcomes. The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness can be seen as an important step towards formalizing and focusing international efforts to enhance the effectiveness of aid. It focuses on a partnership between developed and developing countries and codifies the principles and commitments by which the international community intends to ensure that aid leads to effective outcomes.
Workshop Participants (click picture to enlarge).
From left to right: Dr. Donald P. Chimanikire, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator, Institute of Development Studies, University of Zimbabwe; Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein, Managing Director IEE, Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, Ruhr-University Bochum (click picture to enlarge).
The workshop programme can be downloaded here.
Aid and its Effectiveness: Whose Assessment of Aid Counts? (will follow soon)
Prof. Gaidzanwa, Dean of Social Studies, University of Zimbabwe
The Case for Directly Reaching the Poor by Allocating a Proportion of Foreign Aid to a Universal Income Grant, Targeting the Poor by Increasing/Introducing VAT. (will follow soon)
Prof. Pieter Le Roux, Institute for Social Developmen, University of the Western Cape
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