Future of Multilateral Aid
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About the Event
The event will be a ~1 hour long web panel discussion with Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, Professor James Putzel, and Dr. Annalisa Prizzon on the topic ‘The Future of Multilateral Aid’. This discussion will raise awareness about the challenges faced by the international aid system in light of the social and economic ramifications of the Covid-19 crisis and help participants understand the multilateral aid architecture.
UNAYP are honoured to be hosting this panel discussing the challenges and future of multilateral aid and development finance with three distinguished speakers:
Lord Mark Malloch-Brown served as UN Deputy Secretary‐General and Chief of Staff under Kofi Annan. Before this, he was administrator of the UNDP, where he led global development efforts. He covered Africa and Asia as Minister of State in the Foreign Office, and was a member of Gordon Brown's cabinet. Other positions have included World Bank Vice-President, and Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum. He began his career as a journalist at the Economist.
Professor James Putzel is Professor of Development Studies at the London School of Economics where he also served as the Director of the Crisis States Research Centre. He was also a member of the British Academy’s Southeast Asia Committee from 1996 to 1999, and a Managing Editor of the Journal of Development Studies from 1999 to 2001. He is an expert on East and Southeast Asia, with a focus on the comparative politics of development and financial crises, and the role of foreign aid and NGOs in development.
Dr. Annalisa Prizzon is a Senior Research Fellow at the Development and Public Finance programme at the Overseas Development Institute. She leads the research portfolio on international public finance, whose objective is to maximise its effectiveness and shape its global and country-level architecture. She has also worked as an economist and policy analyst at the OECD and World Bank Group. She holds a PhD in Economics and Public Finance with a focus on external debt sustainability in low-income countries. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Infrastructure and serves on the Council of the Development Study Association (DSA).