Economic Forum

IMF/Royal African Society Joint Economic Forum - London

Scaling Up Aid - Can aid be more effective?

Tuesday, July 4, 2006; 10am-11.30am (London time)
Khalili Lecture Theatre
SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

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The global community has made a commitment to help countries attain the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, including by mobilizing additional resources for development. Such a scaling up of resources is essential to step up efforts to fight poverty and to increase spending on health and education, as well as infrastructure and productive investment. But only if managed well, both by recipient and donor countries, will these additional resources have the desired impact.

• How can countries absorb infusions of aid and make the best use of the money to reach the MDGs?

• How can countries improve transparency and accountability on use of aid flows?

• How can donor countries make aid more predictable and less volatile?

• How can the IMF play an effective role in helping countries make scaled up aid more effective?


Tony Venables, Chief Economist, Department for International Development, UK

Elliott Harris, Advisor, International Monetary Fund

Christopher Eads, Economist/Senior Editor, Economist Intelligence Unit


Richard Dowden, Director, Royal African Society