Wednesday, March 12, 2008

South Centre makes a presentation at the High Level Segment on Development Cooperation Framework (DCF)

Dr. Yash Tandon, Executive Director of the South Centre made a presentation at the Global Preparatory Meeting "Towards the 2008 Development Cooperation Forum" held in New York on 6 March 2008. The presentation focused on the "Stakeholders Expectations for the DCF" based on the initial desk study done by the South Centre and interviews of some South government delegations and negotiators (mostly Geneva-based), IGO groups (such as G77), IGO agencies (such as FAO, IFAD, WFP in Rome), and some civil society representatives.

The meeting was organized to discuss how the 2008 DCF – as a principal forum for global policy dialogue and review of international development cooperation – would be expected to influence the processes of the Monterrey Follow-up Conference and the Accra High-level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, both of which will take place in the second half of 2008.