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Moving out of Aid Dependency

Source: North South Institute

On November 16th, NSI President Roy Culpeper was featured on a panel as part of the 2nd Committee Panel Discussion of the United Nations, in New York. The panel explored the long term goal of moving countries out of aid dependency and making aid more effective. The objective of the panel was to provide UN delegates with the latest information on key issues on the international agenda such as trade, climate changes and North-South co-operation. Roy Culpeper's remarks drew on key findings of the 'Southern Perspectives on Reforming the International Development Architecture' research project that the NSI is coordinating. He synthesised the project’s principal conclusions and policy implications, drawing on the three theme papers and five country studies. These were related, where possible, to the main tenets of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, bearing in mind the scope of the project was broader than “aid”. Conclusions were made under 4 key headings: country ownership and leadership; policy coherence; Legitimacy; and effectiveness.

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