Workshop: A Future for Aid Data

Monday 31st October (00:00) - Tuesday 1st November 2011 (00:00)
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A workshop took place on 31 October - 01 November 2011 at which the results of this DFID funded research were presented. The research project investigated the incentives and disincentives for non traditional donors to adhere to International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standards, and what challenges and opportunities such non traditional donors bring to the IATI.  On the basis of the findings of the research, an approach is proposed for south-south cooperation in data categorization that has the potential to complement ongoing IATI categorizations. Others researching and advocating greater transparency and consistency in aid data presented on their current work. The purpose was to stimulate lively discussion on policy options, in the run-up to the Busan high level forum on aid effectiveness in December.

Organisers - Michael Hubbard and Pranay Sinha

Reports for disscusion:

A Non DAC Donor Case Study: India’s Lines of Credit (LOC) Programme

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31 October 2011

Time Paper Title Invited speakers
10.00 Registration and Coffee
10.30 Welcome and background  - A Future for Aid Data research Michael Hubbard (University of Birmingham)
First Session: Transparency: Chaired by Heather Marquette (University of Birmingham)
10.45 Transparency and accountability as one of the critical perspectives on the legitimacy of future development cooperation Stephan Klingebiel (German Development Institute)
11.15 Debt Management and Transparency Mac Banda (Commonwealth Secretariat)
11.45 Beyond Busan: the case for including other public flows for development Michael Hubbard and Pranay Sinha (University of Birmingham)
12.15 Open for discussion and questions and answers
13.00 Lunch
Second Session: Global Aid Governance: Chaired by Richard Batley (University of Birmingham)
14.00 Aid Governance and Aid Reporting: Current Issues in a Historical Perspective Richard Carey (former Director, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD)
14.25 Global aid data governance for both DAC & Non DAC Donors– which institution is fit for purpose OECD or UNDCF or any new one? Owen Barder (Centre for Global Development)
14.50 Convergence & Divergence among established players and new global players: Where is the common ground? Pranay Sinha  & Michael Hubbard (University of Birmingham)
15.15 Open for discussion and questions and answers
16.00 Break
Third Session: Global Aid Governance (continued) Chaired by Simon Delay (University of Birmingham)
16.15 How Much Aid is Real Aid? Lucia Fry (Action Aid)
16.40 Whether bridging of 'two type of aid players' is really effective way to deal with the current divergence: The case of Korea and Japan Soyeun Kim (University of Leeds)
17.05 Will China, India and Brazil make ‘South-South’ cooperation a reality? Marco Vieira (University of Birmingham)
17.30 Open for discussion and questions and answers
18.00 Delegate drinks reception


01 November 2011

Time Paper title Invited speakers
Fourth session: Non DAC Donors Chaired by Andrew Nickson (University of Birmingham)
09.00 The Political Economy of Development Cooperation: China’s Unintentional Influence on the Aid Effectiveness Debate Jiajun Xu (University of Oxford) 
09.25 India and Brazil’s foreign aid and their role in the future development architecture  Oliver Stuenkel (Fundação Getulio Vargas)
09.50 Brazil’s development cooperation: a new paradigm Jennifer Constantine (Institute of Development Studies)
10.15 Public perception of foreign aid in Russia Patty Gray (University of Ireland)
10.40 Open for discussion and questions and answers
11.15 Break
Fifth session: DAC & Non DAC Donors at the Crossroads Chaired by Mike Hubbard (University of Birmingham)
11.30 DAC and Non-DAC Donors at the Crossroads: The problem of Export Credits Pranay Sinha (University of Birmingham)
11.55 Transparency in Export Credit Agencies: The case of ECGD: what’s the way forward for Non DAC Donors? Tim Jones (Jubilee Debt Campaign)
12.20 Open for discussion and questions and answers
13.00 Lunch
Sixth session: Capturing South-South Development Cooperation Chaired by Oliver Stuenkel (Fundação Getulio Vargas)
14.00 South –South Cooperation Data: Issues around southern donors’ aid statistics Pranay Sinha and Michael Hubbard (University of Birmingham)
14.30 Experience with including Non DAC Donors aid information in AidData database Mike Tierney (AidData)
14.55 Non DAC Donors and Humanitarian Assistance Flows Kerry Smith (Development Initiative) 
15.20 Discussions Way Forward: Future Research Agenda Michael Hubbard and Pranay Sinha  (University of Birmingham)
16.00 Workshop ends