Time to reconsider the development agenda and to focus on the enemy number one?

15 december, Stockholm

December 15, at 14:30 – 16:30, coffee and registration from 14:00
Venue: “Rosenbads konferenscenter”, Drottninggatan 5

World leaders have agreed that it´s key to prioritize good governance and curbing corruption to eradicate poverty and generate development. Institutional development and corruption have also been a major concern in international development cooperation for decades. Donors have taken a number of measures to combat corruption within their own programs and to address corruption in developing countries. In spite of these efforts, the general perception in most countries is that corruption has either stayed the same or got worse. How come the development agenda has not been more successful?

In this seminar, Prof. Bo Rothstein and Marcus Tannenberg will present their EBA report on making development policy work. They will put forward their conclusions on why the development agenda to a large degree has failed to address institutional weaknesses and corruption, and their recommendations on what donors should focus on in order to reach results.

The presentation of the new EBA-report will be a point of departure for comments and reflections as well as a broader discussion on what donors should do to promote development and human well-being, and whether there is a need to reconsider current strategies and priorities.



14:00 Coffee and registration

14:30 Welcome and introduction Lars Heikensten

14:40 Making Development Work: the Quality of Government Approach Bo Rothstein and Marcus Tannenberg

15:10 Comments and reflections Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

15:30 Panel discussion – How can donors promote quality of government? Ulrika Modéer , Nils Taxell, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Bo Rothstein

16:20 Concluding remarks Lars Heikensten

16:30 Seminar ends

Speakers and panelists:

Lars Heikensten, Chair EBA

Bo Rothstein, August Röhss Chair, University of Gothenburg

Marcus Tannenberg, PhD student, University of Gothenburg

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

Ulrika Modéer, State Secretary for Development Cooperation

Nils Taxell, Senior advisor, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Bergen