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«Un seul monde» au sujet de l'efficacité

Un seul monde 3/2012
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Interview about the effectiveness of development cooperation

Brian Atwood, director of the OECD development committee DAC:
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Annual Conference: Cooperation is bearing fruit

Annual Conference

With the support of the SDC, the market of Fada N’Gourma in Burkina Faso for instance has become a veritable economic hub contributing to the development of the entire region. Meanwhile, in Ghana, the project undertaken by SECO to develop a transparent fiscal administration which is close to the citizens, has made it possible to increase State revenues, thereby generating the financial resources necessary for a targeted fight against poverty.

Based on concrete examples, the Annual Conference organized by the SDC and SECO seeks to provide an insight both into the efforts of Switzerland in its pursuit of effectiveness, and into the instruments and mechanisms that it deploys to cope with today’s global challenges and those still to come. The food and water crises, the consequences of climate change, financial and economic instability, and the conflicts that plague fragile States are indeed exercising a significant influence on the operations conducted by actors in development cooperation.

Media release

17 August 2012

13.15 Official opening of the Conference and welcoming introduction
Paola Ceresetti, André Marty, moderators

 Introduction film (de/fr)


Didier Burkhalter [© Christine Strub]

Opening address
Didier Burkhalter
, Federal Councillor, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

 Speech (de, fr)


Swiss cooperation in action: from the market in Fada N’Gourma into the heart of the Ghanaian fiscal administration’s accounts

The marketplace: veritable hub of the rural economy
Philippe Fayet,
Country Director, SDC Cooperation Office in Ouagadougou
Joséphine Ouedraogo, Sociologist, former Secretary General of Enda Third World
Raogo Antoine SAWADOGO, President of the association “Construisons Ensemble – Recherche sur les Citoyennetés en Transformation” ACE-RECIT (the Citizenship Laboratory)

Film: The Fada marketplace, hub of the rural economy (fr)
Discussion: video

Michel Mordasini, Mocia Rubiolo. (© Christine Strub) Speaking with one voice to influence global policies
Michel Mordasini,
SDC Assistant Director-General, Head of the Global Cooperation Department
Monica Rubiolo, Head of the Macroeconomic Support Section at SECO
Discussion: video

A transparent fiscal administration as the basis for effective allocation of public funds
Brigitte Cuendet,
Head of the Economic Section and Development Cooperation, Swiss Embassy in Ghana
David Kloeden, Deputy Division Chief, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Film: Taxes for the Future. SECO's Tax Reform Project in Ghana (de)
Discussion: video

15.00 Coffee break
15.45 Cooperation in the face of global risks
Catarina de Albuquerque,
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation
Panel (© Christine Strub)

How can effectiveness be enhanced in a rapidly changing world?

Panel discussion with:
Philippe Fayet, Country Director, SDC Cooperation Office in Ouagadougou
Gilles Carbonnier, Professor HEID Geneva, Member of SECO's External Evaluation Committee
Isabel Günther, Assistant Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Arjumand Nizami, Director of the Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation (HSI) Office in Pakistan
Reto Schnarwiler, Global Partnerships, Swiss Reinsurance Company
Barbara Adams, Senior Policy Advisor of Global Policy Forum Europe
Forum Aussenpolitik foraus

Panel: The price/quality ratio of cooperation
Panel: New actors in cooperation
Panel: Global challenges
Panel: Beyond the Millennium Development Goals

17.20  Closing remarks
Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch,
State Secretary and Director of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
17.30 End of the Conference and Aperitif

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