Development Debates: Are We Getting Development Aid Right?

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The London International Development Centre (LIDC) has teamed up with The Guardian Development Network to host a series of panel debates on current key issues in international development. Four speakers, comprised of academics from the Bloomsbury Colleges, development practitioners and policy-makers, will take questions from the audience. Discussions will be guided by a moderator, and there will be a chance to continue the discussion after the debate at a networking and drinks reception.


Are We Getting Development Aid Right?

At the moment we have "official" development aid (ODA) provided by traditional donors such as DFID and development aid from all other sources including private companies and philanthropic foundations. As these "non- official" donors grow in power and influence we need to question, does this system of aid work?

Over 150 world leaders have signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals which will require huge development financing, beyond the reach of ODA. So is this the moment to ditch ODA and move onto an entirely new system of aid?

Panellists:

Professor Kara Hanson, Professor of Health System Economics at LSHTM

Professor Stephen Chan, Professor of World Politics at SOAS

Fatimah Kelleher, Women's Rights and Social Development Consultant at WISE Development

Stephen Doughty MP (Labour), served as the Shadow Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Trade and Investment and member of the Parliamentary International Development Committee Group

Moderator:

Bibi van der Zee, editor of the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network


This is the first of the new London International Development Centre and The Guardian debate series 'Development Debates'.




  • Fatimah Kelleher

    Fatimah Kelleher

    WISE Development

    Women's rights and social development consultant who works with a variety of international, regional and national stakeholders in Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean

  • Stephen Doughty MP

    Stephen Doughty MP

    Member of Parliament

    Served as Shadow Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Trade and Investment and member of the Parliamentary International Development Committee Group

  • Professor Stephen Chan OBE

    Professor Stephen Chan OBE

    SOAS

    Professor International Relations and World Politics. He has written extensively on China/Africa relations

  • Professor Kara Hanson SD

    Professor Kara Hanson SD

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

    Professor of Health System Economics with 25 years' experience of working in international health

  • Bibi van der Zee

    Bibi van der Zee

    The Guardian

    Writer and editor at The Guardian who specialises in global development and environmental issues


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