The Future Role of Multilateral Development Agencies

31st October 2016Department for International Development, 22 Whitehall, London SW1A 2EG

With agreement on the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, debate has shifted as to how these will be delivered and the role of multilateral agencies in the process. DFID is currently conducting its own multilateral aid review, which will look at questions of effectiveness, cooperation between multilateral bodies and how and where HMG can best invest in the multilateral system to achieve the greatest impact on the SDGs.

As we look ahead, it will be valuable to draw on the experience and expertise of those who are still working, or have worked in the multilateral system in the past. The seminar would bring together alumni with DFID staff currently responsible for policy in this area.

Questions to be addressed: how have the original roles of multilaterals changed over time and in what evolving political context? What contribution have they made in delivering global development goals? What lessons can be drawn from experience for their future role in delivering the SDGs?

Keynote speech:  Sir Suma Chakrabarti (President, EBRD and former Permanent Secretary, DFID).

Other speaker:  Nick Dyer (Director General, Policy and Global Programmes, DFID))

Chair: Myles Wickstead.

This is the 10th of the special Alumni Seminar arranged by the British Chapter of the 1818 Society, and the 4th in partnership with DFID

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