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ABCDE Amsterdam 2005

The ABCDE 2005 conference was organised by the World Bank and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Minister for Development Cooperation and the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands. It was held on 23-24 May 2005, in Amsterdam. Nearly 600 participants from approximately 90 countries attended the conference, representing states, international organizations, academic institutions, the civil society and the private sector.

Conference Papers and Presentations

I. Plenary Sessions

PLENARY SESSION I:
 MACROECONOMIC VULNERABILITY

PDF file logoPatrick GUILLAUMONT, Center for Study and Research for International Development (CERDI), University of Clermont Ferrand, France

PLENARY SESSION II: VULNERABILITY: A MICRO PERSPECTIVE

PDF file logoStefan DERCON, Oxford University, United Kingdom

PLENARY SESSION III: UNDERSTANDING THE LINKS BETWEEN DEVELOPMENT AND SECURITY

PDF file logoGregory F. TREVERTON, Director, Intelligence Policy Center, RAND Corporation, USA

 
PLENARY SESSION IV:
 HEALTH RISKS

PDF file logoJoep LANGE, Professor, International Antiviral Therapy Evaluation Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

II. Parallel Sessions

CHINA AND WORLD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: A VIEW FROM LATIN AMERICA AND OTHER EMERGING MARKETS
Javier SANTISO, Chief Economist for Latin America, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Spain (paper.pdf, presentation.ppt)

Alicia GARCIA HERRERO, Banco de España, Spain (paper.pdf, presentation.ppt) 

THE FUTURE OF AID BEYOND WASHINGTON CONSENSUS
Arabella FRASER, OXFAM, United Kingdom (presentation.ppt)

Ann HARRISON, University of California, USA (presentation.ppt)

MOVING OUT OF POVERTY
Xavier GODINOT, Director, Research and Training Institute, International Movement ATD Fourth World, France (handout.pdf)

SYNERGIES BETWEEN PRIVATE INVESTMENT AND FOREIGN AID
Pierre JACQUET, Executive Director (Strategy) and Chief Economist, French
Development Agency (AFD), France
Michael KLEIN, Vice President for Private Sector Development, The World Bank,
and Chief Economist, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
(paper.pdf)

Michael ROESKAU, Director, Development Cooperation Directorate, Organization for
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (comments.pdf)

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISMS FOR MULTILATERAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR
Maartje VAN PUTTEN, Former Member Inspection Panel, The World Bank (paper.pdf)

Noble WADZAH, Friends of the Earth, Ghana (presentation.ppt)

Roberto DUMAS DAMAS, Banco Itau BBA, Brazil (presentation.ppt)

 

NEW APPROACHES FOR REDUCING MICRO VULNERABILITY
Imran MATIN, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), Bangladesh (paper.pdf)

Xavier GINE, Economist, The World Bank (paper.pdf)

BANKING THE POOR: THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF FINANCIAL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT IN REACHING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Jacco KNOTNERUS, Director, Netherlands Financial Sector Development Exchange (NFX), The Netherlands (paper.pdf)

INFRASTRUCTURE REGULATION, CORRUPTION AND POVERTY
SESSION IN MEMORY OF THE WORK OF J.J. LAFFONT
Paul SEABRIGHT, Institut d'Economie Industrielle, France (presentation.ppt)

Waly WANE, Economist, The World Bank (presentation.ppt)

Anastasia KARTASHEVA, Georgia State University, USA (presentation.ppt)

Lucia QUESADA, Wisconsin University, USA (presentation.ppt)

Xinzhu ZHANG, Beijing University, China (presentation.ppt)

LABOR MARKETS: SECURITY AND SOCIAL PROTECTION IN THE INFORMAL SECTOR
Carmen PAGES, Senior Labor Market Economist, The World Bank (paper.pdf)
Stefano SCARPETTA, Lead Economist, The World Bank (presentation.ppt)

Johannes JUETTING, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Centre (presentation .ppt)

 

REGIONAL SESSION: FOCUS ON AFRICA
Nick AMIN, Commission for Africa Secretariat, United Kingdom (presentation.ppt)

CONFLICTS, SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT
Mansoob MURSHED, Institute for Social Studies, The Netherlands (paper.pdf)

Richard AUTY, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom (comments.pdf, presentation.ppt)

Indra DE SOYSA, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway (paper.pdf)

Scott GATES, International Peace Research Institute, Norway (paper.pdf)

DELIVERY OF BASIC SERVICES: GETTING THE FUNDAMENTALS WRONG
Nicholas AWORTWI, Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands (paper.pdf)

MAKING MIGRATION SERVE GLOBAL SECURITY
Philippe FARGUES, European University Institute, Italy (paper.pdf)

Maurice SCHIFF, Lead Economist, The World Bank (paper.pdf)

SOCIAL AND ECONOMICS CONSEQUENCES OF HIV/AIDS
Clive BELL, University of Heidelberg, Germany (paper.pdf)

Ronald LWABAAYI, NGO Livelihood Development International (paper.pdf, presentation.ppt)

WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2006: EQUITY AND DEVELOPMENT
Francisco H.G. FERREIRA, Co-Director, World Development Report 2006 (paper.pdf)

 

III. Breakfast Sessions

THE EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGE IN THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA: THE NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT
Eberhard KIENLE, Institut de Recherches et d’Études sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman, France (paper.pdf)

ENGAGING RESEARCHERS FROM A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Alan WINTERS, Director, Development Research Group, The World Bank (presentation.ppt)

NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN UKRAINE
Iryna AKIMOVA, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Ukraine (
presentationppt)

Vladimir DUBROVSKIY, Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE), Ukraine (presentation.ppt)

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