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The politics of development: the almost revolution?

Time (GMT +01) 17:00 18:30
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Thomas Carothers - Vice President for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Director of Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program
Diane de Gramont -  Clarendon Scholar, Oxford University and previously a researcher in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


Owen Barder - Senior Fellow and Director for Europe, Centre for Gobal Development


Marta Foresti - Head of the Politics and Governance Programme, Overseas Development Institute


ODI are delighted to host Thomas Carothers and Diane de Gramont who will present insights from their new book that assesses the progress and pitfalls of the attempted politics revolution in development aid. The event contributes to ongoing dialogue and analysis hosted by ODI on the politics of public goods and service provision, and provides an opportunity to reflect on a range of experience, from a number of sectors, in developing more politically smart aid approaches.

A new lens on development is changing the world of international aid: with the overdue recognition that developmental change in every sector is an inherently political process, aid providers are trying to learn how to think and act politically. Yet this movement faces an array of external and internal obstacles to implementation.

We look forward to welcoming you.