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2010 Annual Conference | Best and Worst of Aid: Incentives, Accountability and Effectiveness

DRI’s 2010 annual¬†conference presented new findings, discussions and debates on the best and worst of what happened in aid. The full conference agenda¬†is available here. More presentations and audio clips will be posted as they become available.

Presentations:

01 – Morning – Welcome & Introduction

Aid and Development Today: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times – William Easterly, NYU, Professor of Economics and Co-Director of DRI

02 – Morning – Aid & Development Today

03 – Morning – Q & A with William Easterly

The Best and the Worst of International Efforts on Failed States – Clare Lockhart, CEO, Institute for State Effectiveness

04 – Mid-Morning – Best & Worst of International Effort

05 – Mid-Morning – Q&A Clare Lockhart

What Works and What Does Not Work in Aid, and the Transformative Challenges Ahead – Isabel Guerrero, Vice President, South Asia Region, World Bank

06 – Mid-Morning – Keynote

07 – Mid-Morning – Q&A Isabel Guerrero

Thoughts on Aid – Andrew Mwenda, Founder and Owner, The Independent

08 – Afternoon – Thoughts on Aid

09 – Afternoon – Q&A Andrew Mwenda

Historical Lessons: What did Development Aid Do Best? What Did it Do Worst? – Lant Pritchett, Harvard Kennedy School

10 – Afternoon – Lunch Keynote

11 – Afternoon – Q&A Lant Pritchett

12 – Afternoon – Closing, William Easterly

Coverage on the Aid Watch Blog:
March 15, 2010 – Worst in Aid: The Grand Prize
March 17, 2010 – Best in Aid: The Grand Prize
March 22, 2010 – How is the aid industry like a piano recital? A defense of aid
March 31, 2010 – Three Afghan Success Stories



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