Conference: Foreign Aid - Research and Communication

Helsinki, Finland
Friday, September 30, 2011 (All day) to Saturday, October 1, 2011 (All day)

Address: Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland

We need to know more about what works in foreign aid, where it works well, and why it can succeed. This is imperative for aid to contribute to development, complement national strategies, and deliver value for money. With many aid donors committed to scaling up their assistance, and the arrival of new donors, aid is an increasingly complex set of activities. Creating and communicating knowledge on aid practices and impacts is of benefit to all — especially for recipient countries. This meeting will reflect on what aid has done, can do, and can do better.

UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges special project contributions from the governments of Denmark (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency—Sida) for the Foreign Aid: Research and Communication programme. UNU-WIDER also acknowledges core financial support from the governments of Finland (Ministry for Foreign Affairs), the United Kingdom (Department for International Development), and the governments of Denmark and Sweden.

Pictures of the event at the Photo Gallery.

A woman in El Fasher, North Darfur, uses a water roller to easily and efficiently carry water. With its large drum capacity, the device frees women and children from having to spend a large portion of every day collecting water for their households. The African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) has distributed some 3,000 such rollers across Darfur. 31 January 2011, El Fasher, Sudan. Photo Credit: UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran.