GEG Newsflash: Live updates from Busan Aid Effectiveness Conference

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Governments from across the world met at Busan, Korea in late November to discuss how to better coordinate their aid and ensure its effectiveness. Three GEG researchers were engaged in discussions at this conference. Dr. Isaline Bergamaschi, Dr. Paolo de Renzio and Jiajun Xu kept a live update  over the week with their views on developments at Busan.  For a full list of their comments please see below.

Event Summary

GEG at Busan

GEG held a panel debate on: ‘Emerging Donors in the International Aid System: What Kind of Global Partnership?‘ on 8 February 2012 with Richard Carey (former Director of the Development Co-Operation Directorate, OECD), Professor Xiaoyun Li (Dean of the College of Humanities and Development, China Agricultural University), and Richard Manning (Former Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee. Read the summary here.

Youth Conference:

Jiajun Xu, ‘Aid as a Catalyst for Economic Transformation: A Wider Vision for the Future of Aid’, Busan Youth Forum Presentation, 27 November 2011


Jiajun Xu, Pre-HLF4 Conference: Toward a Global Compact for Development Effectiveness, GEG Memo, 27 November 2011

Day One at Busan:

Isaline Bergamaschi,  A Mirror to the Changing Aid Community, GEG Memo, 28 November 2011.

Isaline Bergamaschi, South-South Cooperation: Prospects from Busan, GEG Memo, 28 November 2011

Jiajun Xu, Are There Emerging Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation?, GEG Memo, 28 November 2011

Paolo de Renzio, The Four Contradictions of Busan, GEG Memo, 29th November 2011

Day Two at Busan:

Paolo de Renzio, Translating Rhetoric into Reality, GEG Memo, 30 November 2011

Jiajun Xu, Say Goodbye to Charity: A Paradigm Shift?, GEG Memo, 30 November 2011

Day Three at Busan

Paolo de Renzio, Principles without Commitments? Welcome to the Brave New Aid World, GEG Memo, 1st December 2011

Jiajun Xu, From Aspiration to Experimentation: A Way Forward, GEG Memo, 1st Dec 2011

Post Busan:

Isaline Bergamaschi, Busan: a Ceremony to Define the Future Role of the OECD, GEG Memo, 2nd December 2011.

Isaline Bergamaschi, China in Busan: Demonstrating Power or Learning?, GEG Memo, 4th December 2011.

Jiajun Xu, International Aid Architecture at the Crossroads, GEG Memo, 4th December 2011.

Isaline Bergamaschi,  New Faces in the OECD Crowd, GEG Memo, 6th December 2011.

Jiajun Xu,  Emerging Donors in the International Aid System: What Kind of Global Partnership?, GEG Memo, 14 March 2012.