The critical role of ODA in a post-2015 world

Development Initiatives’ Executive Director Judith Randel will present at the High-level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) on the topic of “The critical role of official development assistance (ODA) in development cooperation post-2015”.

Judith will share the key messages of our flagship report Investments to End Poverty with key data and evidence which can underpin a better understanding of the role of wider resources in a post-2015 financing landscape. She will introduce the panel which consists of panellists from member states, the private sector and key civil society stakeholders. Judith’s presentation will be available on our site soon.

DATE: 10 July 2014

VENUE: ECOSOC Chamber, New York

TIME: 3.00pm-4.30pm EST 


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Official programme, agenda and side events can be found on the DCF 2014 webpage here.

The UN ECOSOC Chamber

The UN ECOSOC Chamber

What is the DCF? Background

The Fourth Biennial High-level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) will be held on 10 – 11 July 2014 at the UN headquarters in New York.

The meeting will take place as part of the High-level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

The 2014 DCF will aim to bring “the future of development cooperation” to the discussions on a post-2015 development agenda. The 2014 DCF will engage the range of stakeholders in an open and inclusive policy dialogue. Donors and programme countries, Southern partners, civil society, philanthropic foundations, members of Parliament, local and regional authorities, private sector and international organizations will all participate.

The 2014 DCF is expected to provide key inputs to the post-2015 development agenda. “It will contribute to a new narrative for development cooperation and suggestions for a robust monitoring and accountability framework for development cooperation in a post-2015 context.”

The findings of the 2014 DCF will be distilled in a summary by the President of the Economic and Social Council. They are expected to provide a distinct contribution to policy makers and practitioners in ensuring their development cooperation efforts will support implementation of a post-2015 development agenda. The outcome of the 2014 DCF will also serve as a key input for a Third International Conference on Financing for Development.