Washington, DC, April 26, 2013 — On April 23, The Asia Foundation’s Washington, DC office, in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), hosted senior government officials and policy specialists from China, India, Indonesia, and South Korea at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for a high-level panel discussion on Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation, post-2015 challenges, and the importance of emerging donors to future policy-making. A webcast of the event was streamed live on The Foundation’s website, and the archived video of the event can be viewed here.
In recent years, Asian countries have emerged as game changers in the development assistance arena, challenging traditional notions of aid, reshaping global aid architecture, and placing new challenges on the global development agenda. The Asian Perspectives event on Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation included panels on “Development Cooperation in the Asian Century” and “Post-2015 Development Challenges.”
The first panel featured Randhir K. Jaiswal, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations; Siti N. Mauludiah, Director, Technical Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs—Indonesia; Keiichiro Nakazawa, Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) U.S.A.—Japan; and Enna Park, Director-General, Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs—South Korea.
The second panel included Sachin Chaturvedi, Senior Fellow, Research and Information System for Developing Countries—India; Eun Mee Kim, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of International Studies; Director, Institute for Development and Human Security, Ewha Womans University; Former President, Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation—South Korea; and Xiaoyun Li, Professor of Development Studies, Dean of the College of Humanities and Development Studies, Director of Research Center for International Development, China Agricultural University; Director and Co-Leader, OECD-DAC China Study Group—China.
Following the event in Washington, DC, panelists traveled to New York City to participate in discussions at the UN Secretariat. The Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation (AADC) dialogue series is a partnership between The Asia Foundation and the Korea Development Institute (KDI). This program in Washington, D.C., is organized by The Asia Foundation and USAID, with additional support from UNDP and Australian Aid.