Towards a global development strategy

a special report – Linked with The Broker.

Published on The Broker, April 14, 2010 (Join the online follow-up discussion!).

After an initial round of general opinion (Dutch | International) on the report Less Pretension, More Ambition by the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), The Broker is now launching an online follow-up discussion on the future of aid and foreign policy under the aegis of a global development strategy.

This follow-up discussion will concentrate on the following questions:   

  • On what basic principles should a new global development strategy be built? Go directly to the discussion platform for the topic getting the basics right.
  • How should changing global circumstances be analyzed, and what kind of a framework should the corresponding new global approaches and priorities be given? Go directly to the discussion platform for the topic going global.
  • What is the best way to develop specific (local and global) context analyses – ‘diagnostics’ – that can serve as a basis for specified (country or regional) strategies? Go directly to the discussion platform for the topic identifying obstacles.
  • What role can civil society and (international) NGOs play, both within developing countries and at the global level? Go directly to the discussion platform for the topic global civil society.
  • What kind of new national and international institutional architecture – one that does justice to new global realities, including global public goods and policy coherence for development – is needed? Go directly to the discussion platform for the topic building a new structure.
  • What kind of knowledge infrastructure is needed to support this new architecture, both in terms of knowledge infrastructure and the organization of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Go directly to the discussion platform for the topic knowledge infrastructure.

Background information on the follow-up discussion: … (full text).

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