‘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):

The following papers were used in preparation for the discussions: 

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