The tenth edition of the European Development Days (EDD 2016) took place in Brussels on 15-16 June 2016. The EDD 2016 focused on "Sustainable Development Goals in Action: Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future".
Each year, EDD attracts 5000 people, 140 countries, 1200 organisations.
The European Development Days (EDD) are Europe's leading forum on development and international cooperation. Organised by the European Commission, the forum brings the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.
Ferdi organised the conference "How effective have international support measures been for Least Developed Countries?" under the theme Leave no-one behind and the foundation co-organised the conference "Working together in fragile states for better effectiveness" under the theme Working with fragile states.
How effective have international support measures been for Least Developed Countries? An assessment at the midterm of the Istanbul Programme of Action
Organised by Ferdi
Since the category of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) was created 45 years ago, many measures have been taken in favour of LDCs. The support has increased in recent years, especially in the area of trade, but to a lesser extent in the area of financing. Today, the issue is whether the measures have been effective - we need to adapt existing measures and justify future initiatives.The opportunity to assess these measures arose with the May Mid-Term review (MRT) of the International Programme of Action of Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011 to 2020 and the new book, Out of the Trap, edited by Professor Patrick Guillaumont, which is the companion volume of the new book, Caught in the Trap. The conclusions of the MRT informed the main recommendations of the new book.
Moderator : Patrick Guillaumont, Président, Ferdi
What impact of international support measures? An introduction
Capacity building experiences in least developed countries :
(from left : Roland Mollerus, Tertius Zongo, Patrick Guillaumont et Jean-Marc Châtaigner)
How effective have international support measures been for Least Developed Countries? An assessment at the midterm of the Istanbul Programme of Action June 15th, 2016 | 16:00 – 17:15 | Venue: Tour & Taxis, Brussels
Working together in fragile states for better effectiveness A reality check and ways forward from a multistakeholder perspective
Organised by : Practitioner's Network for European Development Cooperation, Expertise France, Agence française de développement (AFD), British Council, Agence belge de développement, GIZ, Fondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international (Ferdi), Cordaid, Österreichische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, SNV, AECID, Lux Dev, World Vision, Czech Development Agency, FIIAPP, Sida
The Practitioners Network, in collaboration with Cordaid, FERDI and the European Commission is hosting on June 15th, 2016 a high-level panel on the theme “Working with fragile states” as part of the European Development Days 2016 – Europe’s leading forum on development and international cooperation.
Bringing together high-level representative from third countries, member states agencies, the European Commission, civil society organisations and youth representative, the panel aims at fostering a thought-provoking debate on the needs encountered in a context of fragility and draw recommendations for better effectiveness.
(from left : Shada Islam, Reuben James Barrete, Rita Martin, Mohamed Omar Arteh, Klaus Rudischhauser, Tertius Zongo, Sébastien Mosneron-Dupin)
Fragile states are at the centre of the international community’s attention. However, international frameworks and guidelines on improving coordination and effectiveness on the ground show limited results. The urgency and the scale of the needs of these countries require a concerted action by all development actors, as well as in all dimensions of development. In this light, it is essential to design well thought-out yet adaptable actions based on field experience to promote sustainable development in a context of growing and resurgent insecurity.
Discussions will focus on the shared observation that despite multiple commitments and strategic orientations, the response to state fragility remains to be achieved. The panel will aim at identifying modalities for closer cooperation, synergies between areas of action and characteristics that makes resilience and transition possible to ease a long-term development process.... Read more
Working together in fragile states for better effectiveness A reality check and ways forward from a multi-stakeholder perspective June 15th, 2016 | 18:00 – 19:30 | Venue: Tour & Taxis, Brussels