“We want people to be resilient to disasters if they live in vulnerable areas, but that is not enough – we want resilient people” – said Iris Krebber, Food Security Advisor at DFID’s Policy Division. Watch the webcast of her presentation on DFID’s approach to building resilience into all its country programmes, and the online discussion with Platform members from the World Bank, OECD, USAID, WFP and CIDA amongst others.
Donor mapping for aid effectiveness and food security
17 Apr 2012.
“Are there single programming documents for each recipient country, marking the responsibilities and financial contributions of all involved donors? Surprisingly, no.” – Gaus, 2012.
This new Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) research paper calls for improved communication and collaboration in international aid delivery. It identifies instances of successful coordination but also significant fragmentation and gaps in the work of influential donor institutions by mapping and comparing the approaches of the top four European donors: the European Commission, France, Germany and the UK. Only by addressing these important inefficiencies can the benefits of donor organisations’ efforts towards a food secure world be maximised.
Evidence and conclusions for donor engagement in private sector
30 Mar 2012.
The launch of Platform Knowledge Piece 3 - The strategic role of the private sector in ARD - at IFAD demonstrated the importance of private sector investment in agriculture and the need for donors to engage more seriously with the role this sector increasingly plays in ARD.
// Webcast recording
The PKP3 launch at IFAD was livestreamed and can now be viewed online as a webcast.
Should you wish to watch specific parts of the presentation, please refer to the timecodes below:
0:00:00-0:06:05: Welcome (Brian Baldwin) 0:06:05-0:25:10: The role of the private sector (Jonathan Mitchell) 0:25:10-0:39:54: The role of the private sector Q&A Country case studies: 0:39:54-0:58:06: Vietnam (Phan Thai Hung) 0:58:06-1:13:22: Vietnam Q&A 1:14:47-1:28:43: Thailand (Wyn Ellis) 1:28:43-1:33:53 & 2:06:20-2:08:35: Thailand Q&A (answers presented later due to technical issues) 1:33:53-1:50:11: Tanzania (Frédéric Kilcher) 1:50:11-2:06:08: Tanzania Q&A 2:08:35-2:30:17: Donor approaches to Private Sector Development in rural areas (Jonathan Mitchell)
At a recent meeting at ODI, Platform Knowledge Piece authors Lídia Cabral, Jonathan Mitchell and Steve Wiggins wrapped up the PKP series. In three short interviews they gave their concluding remarks on improving aid for ARD.
// Better Aid for ARD
Steve Wiggins addresses the importance of country ownership and the challenge to measure results,
and suggests two ways to interpret private sector development.
Lídia Cabral addresses the challenges of clearly defining ARD,
of measuring aid for results and of bringing the private sector and non-traditional donors into policy debates
Jonathan Mitchell outlines the vibrant role of the private sector in rural areas,
its contribution to ARD and the resulting challenges for donors