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Panel Discussion

Expert Meeting on Financing for Development

28 May 2015 9:30 am
28 May 2015 12:00 pm

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2015 is a key year for development with upcoming international agreements on global poverty reduction and sustainable development. It is not only the year that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reach their deadline; it is also the year that a new global agenda for poverty eradication and sustainable development is being negotiated. Without effective agreements that address the mobilization of all types of financial resources for poverty reduction and sustainable development, it will be difficult to reach political commitments for this new global agenda.

 Courtesy of Kaleidos Research 

In order to stimulate and nurture the political and professional debate on the future of development financing, Kaleidos Research (part of NCDO Foundation) conducted a study on the current state of the international financing for development debate and its implications for the Netherlands.

ECDPM worked together with ODI, DIE, University of Athens and Southern Voice Network on the development of the European Report on Development 2015; an extensive and comprehensive report that contributes to the debate by setting out a new conceptual framework for thinking about development finance and its relationship to policy. Partos, the Dutch Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations, has been actively leading the civil society consultations on financing for development in the run-up to the Addis Ababa conference in July 2015.

 Courtesy of Kaleidos Research 

To launch these reports in the Netherlands, Kaleidos Research, ECDPM and Partos jointly organised an expert meeting on Financing for Development. Koos Richelle (former Director General EuropeAid) has been asked to moderate the meeting and Koen Davidse (post-2015 negotiator for the Netherlands) will be on the panel. 

Tentative program

9.30        Registration and coffee

9.40        Welcome by moderator

9.45        Setting the stage – observations from civil society by  Partos

9.50        Presentation of European Report on Development 2015 by James Mackie (ECDPM)

10.10     Q&A with the audience on the ERD

10.25     Presentation of Financing Development Now and in the Future – implications for the Netherlands and beyond by Ries Kamphof (Kaleidos Research)

10.45     Q&A with the audience on the report

10.55     Panel discussion on the implications of the reports for the Dutch role in the Financing for Development process with Hans Opschoor (AIV), Jeroen Kwakkenbos (Eurodad) and Agnes Mulder (member of Dutch Parliament – to be confirmed).

11.15     Discussion with the audience, collecting recommendations for the Dutch government

11.45     Response from a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and/or response from a representative of the European Commission

11.55     Wrap-up by moderator



Humanity House
Prinsegracht 8
The Hague
the Netherlands

EU foreign and development policyDevelopment financeEuropean Report on Development (ERD)Post 2015