Matching Quantity with Quality: How Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue can Enhance Financing for Development

The effective development cooperation agenda is closely intertwined with Financing for Development (FFD). Since the first FFD conference in 2002, it has been clear that discussions about the quantity of development finance need to include quality as a key determinant of progress.

Jointly organised by the government of Uganda, the government of Sweden, and the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness, Matching Quantity with Quality: How Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue can Enhance Financing for Development aims to strengthen the links between financing for development (FFD) and the effective development cooperation agenda.

The side event will call for improving international development finance mechanisms through inclusive, multi-stakeholder dialogue at country level, mobilising different actors with different roles and responsibilities under the leadership of developing country governments. It will also reaffirm the need for civil society’s role as independent development actors to be protected, in line with what is envisioned in the Busan Partnership Agreement.

The panel discussion aims to showcase multi-stakeholder approaches to development partnerships from the perspective of Uganda as Co-Chair of the Building Block on managing diversity and reducing fragmentation; Kenya as developing country; the Netherlands as GPEDC Co-Chair; Sweden as a donor government; national and global representatives from civil society (including CPDE’s Co-Chair); and the global private sector. It will highlight how inclusive dialogue can help enhance FFD through stronger coordination, knowledge sharing and national and global accountability efforts. Panelists will also be able to share concrete tools for supporting multi-stakeholder dialogue and partnerships as a way to advance the outcomes of the Addis conference and the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 development agenda in September 2015.

Speakers include:

  1. Henry Banyenza, Minister for Economic Monitoring, Uganda
  2. Henry Rotich, Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury, Kenya
  3. Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Director-General, Swedish International Development Cooperation
  4. Christiaan Rebergen, Director-General for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
  5. Richard Ssewakiryanga, Executive Director, Uganda National NGO Forum
  6. Jan-Willem Scheijgrond, Global Head of Government Affairs B2G, Philips

Moderated by: Jorge Balbis, CPDE Co-Chair

The side event will be on July 13, 2015, 13:15-14:45 at the Warka Room, Hotel Intercontinental Addis Ababa.

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