Rethinking the Development Agenda

16 april 2009
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10 november 2009
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In 2009 bestaat ECORYS 80 jaar. Dit vieren wij met een serie van zes internationale seminars, de ‘ECORYS Seminar Cycle’. Per seminar wordt tevens een Vision Paper gepubliceerd. Hieronder vind je meer informatie over de seminar "Rethinking the Development Agenda in the Perspective of the Crisis".

Rethinking the Development Agenda in the Perspective of the Crisis
The financial crisis has triggered a deep economic crisis, which has rapidly spread across the globe. Questions have been raised on how this will affect developing countries and what the consequences will be for our own societies and for international relations as a whole.

ECORYS plans to use the occasion of its 80th anniversary to organise a conference for experts in order to address these questions. The conference aims to provide more insight into the various consequences of the crisis, and more specifically whether this might lead to new ways of development cooperation.

This conference will include:

  • A speech by the Minister for Development Cooperation, Bert Koenders;
  • A forum discussion in which Minister Koenders will engage in a debate with high level policymakers and academics from South and North; 
  • Expert workshops hosted by ECORYS in cooperation with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, on various issues linked to Development Cooperation.

Forum participants

  • Mr. Bert Koenders, Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation
  • Dr. Alison Evans, incoming Director ODI (1 May 2009)
  • Dr. E. Gyimah-Boadi, Professor and Executive Director of Ghana Center for Democratic Development
  • Dr. Peter van Bergeijk, Professor of International Economics / Macroeconomics, Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
  • Mr. Stephen Browne, Deputy Executive Director of International Trade Center (ITC)
  • Forum Chairman: Mr. Max van der Sleen, CEO ECORYS

The starting point and leitmotiv of the forum is that ‘the crisis presents a window of opportunities for changes’.


Event informatie

Bedrijf: Ecorys

Datum: 16 april 2009

Inschrijven voor: 10 november 2009

Type event: Seminar

Doelgroep: Onbekend