‘The Future of International Cooperation’
On 7 March 2013 SID organised the conference ‘The Future of International Cooperation’ in The Hague, which marked the closing of the 2012-2013 consultation process ‘Beyond ODA: towards a new perspective on international cooperation for development: new actors, new instruments’. This consultation process was organised in cooperation with the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and the NCDO.
Summary report of the conference ‘The Future of International Cooperation’
Presentation by Pavan Sukhdev, CEO of GIST Advisory, on Inclusive and Sustainable Development
An impression of the conference by ViceVersa (in Dutch)
The consultation process consisted of three expert meetings (‘dialogues’) in which 25-40 professionals from civil society organisations, government, the private sector, and academic institutions gathered to discuss (1) international cooperation in a new geopolitical world, (2) poverty and inequality: shifting patterns, and (3) international cooperation and traditional aid: new tools. These meetings were held in Dutch. The Conference Paper ‘Building Blocks for International Cooperation’ was drafted based on these discussions.
Reports of the Consultation Process (in Dutch):
- Verslag Oktober Dialoog – Internationale samenwerking in een nieuwe geopolitieke wereld
- Verslag November Dialoog – Armoede en ongelijkheid – verschuivende patronen
- Verslag December Dialoog – Internationale samenwerking en traditionele hulp: nieuwe instrumenten
The following papers were used in preparation for the discussions:
- Ton Dietz (2012) – Towards a tailor-made policy with attention for inclusive growth and development in international development activities, with a focus on Africa and the new Dutch approach: Ten points for debate
- Paul Engel and Niels Keijzer (2012) – Development Policy on Edge: towards the birth of a post-2015 global development agenda
- Peter Konijn (2012) – International cooperation in a multipolar world: the role of emerging powers
- Herman Wijffels, Rolph van der Hoeven, Jos van Gennip, Frans van den Boom, and Gabi Spitz (2012) – A new approach to international cooperation
__________________________________________________________________________________________ Other Discussions Click here for the output of the WorldConnectors Working Group on the role of the private sector in the post 2015-agenda Click here for the SID International Forum proceedings on this topic