Development narratives in a post-aid era: Reflections on implications for the global effectiveness agenda

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Date: March 7, 2023
Date: March 7, 2023
Time: 15:00
Location: Zoom
Start date: March 7, 2023
Event summary: The first dialogue on Development of 2023 with Nilima Gulrajani will discuss development narratives in the post-aid era.

The first SweDev and SEI dialogue on development research of 2023 with Nilima Gulrajani.

SEI’s Development and Aid Policy Team and the Swedish Development Research Network are happy to present Nilima Gulrajani as the keynote speaker for the SEI and SweDev dialogue on development research on 7 March 15:00-16:15.

Nilima Gulrajani is a Senior Research Fellow at Overseas Development Institute and Visiting Fellow at King’s College Department of International Development and Trinity College, University of Toronto.

Three narratives of development

Nilima will present her recent UNU-WIDER paper that delves into an exploration of three development narratives which are all seeking to extricate development from a discredited ODA regime, pave the way for a different kind of relationship between low and high-income countries, and chart a course between the objectives of tackling poverty reduction in countries and resolving broader trans-national challenges. The paper suggests that building a global consensus around development effectiveness requires, as a first step, an awareness of these multiple, cross-cutting, and occasionally competing development narratives.

Penny Davies, Coordinator of the Swedish Chairmanship in the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation at Sida, will be the discussant for this dialogue. Fredrik Söderbaum, chair of SweDev, will give welcome remarks. Participants at the event will have the opportunity to pose questions to the keynote speaker. 


15:00 Welcome remarks

15:10 Keynote presentation

15:40 Discussion

15:55 Q&A 

16:10 Concluding remarks