Plenary: A Voice for All – Ensuring Inclusive Participation in Governance and the Empowerment of Citizens Within the Global South

Nidhi Srinivas, Associate Professor; Johan Raslan, retired Executive Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia; Rishi Suri, Senior Editor, the Daily Milap; Amjad Mohamed-Saleem, Consultant

The Global South through institutions like the BRICs have been deemed the future for global finance and setting new political trends. What are the implications of the increase in South-South official development assistance? Is South-South assistance – whether aid, or foreign direct investment, or otherwise – more effective, as a result of regional know how, cultural familiarity, greater risk tolerance, appropriate technologies, etc? Are South-South aid and trade more disposed to leading to greater empowerment among the communities and individuals served? Can South-South cooperation avoid mistakes that have been made by conventional aid and humanitarian interventions?


Keynote and Open Discussion: Global Development – Expectations Transformed

Lord Malloch-Brown, Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa, FTI Consulting

The increasingly horizontal nature of power dynamics that is resulting from forces such as globalization, social media and new technology is leading to a new paradigm where citizens are empowered to drive global development, as exhibited by the social media-fueled uprisings of recent years; women’s empowerment; the role of citizen feedback in the development of the global agenda; etc. This Opening Keynote will set the stage for more in-depth discussions of these and other issues over the course of the Seminar.


Master Class: New York Law School — Rwanda and New Governance: A Case Study

Tamara Belinfanti, Professor, New York Law School; Stacy-Ann Elvy, Associate Professor, New York Law School; Hazel Feigenblatt, Managing Director, Research, GLOBAL INTEGRITY: Innovations for Transparency and Accountability; Williams Nkurunziza, High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Kingdom and non-resident Ambassador to Ireland

“New governance” can be loosely defined as a school of thought that focuses on the role of institutional design and cultural norms in creating effective and legitimate regulation. The new governance paradigm seeks to find collaborative and cooperative methods of governance that engage both regulators and those who they seek to regulate. It is particularly beneficial in designing governance frameworks in situations where traditional legislation has failed, and has been applied in the areas of environmental law, federal sentencing guidelines, and occupational safety to name a few. New governance learning has important implications for addressing the problem of corruption, where the success of top-down regulation is often dependent on the engagement of relevant cultural norms and values. A few African countries like Rwanda have adopted successful anti-corruption measures. Rwanda’s decreasing corruption levels has important implications for the adoption of effective anti-corruption measures in other nations. This master class will present a case study of Rwanda’s efforts to combat corruption and use new governance theory to extrapolate lessons for success, as well as discuss recent events there that highlight challenges.


Paper and Discussion: Brookings Institution — Is There Room for Discretion? Reforming Public Procurement in a Compliance-Oriented World, a discussion on the paper topic

Jeff Gutman, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Christiaan Poortman, Senior Advisor, Transparency International; Timothy Thahane, Member of Parliament, Likhetlane Constituency, Lesotho; Peter Trepte, Senior Fellow of Public Procurement Law, University of Nottingham

Over the course of this year, multilateral development institutions, particularly the World Bank, are considering major reforms to the public procurement policies that guide development aid. This effort coincides with major changes in the sources, composition and delivery of aid as well as the introduction of new approaches worldwide to public procurement practices. The implications of these reforms for a wide range of stakeholders including governments, aid institutions, donors, civil society and the private sector underscore the need for a broad-based dialogue regarding the potential tradeoffs between zero tolerance versus informed risk-taking; between the traditional focus on price versus the incorporation of other measures of value; and between the prime focus on bid procedures versus broadening efforts on up-front design and downstream contract execution. Achieving the right balance poses a major challenge for public sector governance but is critical to ensuring the quality of investment outcomes. The panel session provides an opportunity to hear and discuss the perspectives of different stakeholders in this debate.


Breakout: Fraud-Free Aid 2014 – Closing the Loop on Citizens’ Expectations

Dana Erekat, Head of Aid Management and Coordination Directorate, Ministry of Planning and Administrative Development in Palestine; Fredrik Galtung, Chief Executive Officer, Integrity Action; Dondon Parafina, Affiliated Network for Social Accountability and Checkmyschool in the Philippines; Houman Shadab, Professor, New York Law School; Peter Sherratt, Member of the Board, Camfed International

This session will consider whether (i) a feedback network for clients of the development sector which harnesses and tracks the clients’ views can be created, and (ii) such a network could facilitate a client-made narrative that would drive the development agenda and transform the sector. We will also consider what form such a network should take — wiki, social media, etc — based on feasibility and transformative capacity, among other factors.


Breakout: Feedback Networks 2014 – What Is Working?

David Bonbright, CEO, Keystone Accountability; Diana Good, Independent Commission for Aid Impact; Rosemary McGee, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies; Jephter Mwanza, Plan International.

In 2013, the Advancing Good Governance seminar laid the groundwork for an ongoing discussion of feedback networks and their impact on the development sector. This year, we will take that discussion forward, focusing on specific feedback mechanisms and methodologies, including community scorecards in Malawi and the multi-donor programme “Making All Voices Count.” The panel will also consider whether, one year on, feedback is merely a trend, or whether it is here to stay, and whether as a result, governments should work to institutionalise citizen feedback in their agendas and do even more to make sure that someone is listening.


Opening Plenary and Panel Discussion: The Sharpest Challenges in the Governance of Development

Charles Kenny, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development; Minister Trevor A. Manuel, Minister in The Presidency for National Planning, National Planning Commission, Republic of South Africa; Professor Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and Vice President, African Development Bank; Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University


Plenary: Building Accountability Networks – the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in the Arab World

Shahir Gorge, Youth Activist; Sima Kanan, Technical Team Leader Social Development, World Bank; Amr Lashin, Program Director, CARE International Egypt; Dr Ghada Mousa, Ministry of Local Administration, ANSA-Arab World Founding member; Hama Zidan, Transparency Palestine “AMAN”, ANSA-Arab World Founding member

Founded in the midst of the Arab Spring, the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability (ANSA-Arab World) links member organizations from seven countries across the region to bring together citizens’ voices to demand greater accountability from their respective states. This session will look at the case of Egypt and consider challenges and opportunities that organizations have had in influencing change since the revolution as well as the lessons to be learned when comparing the success and failures of other countries.


Master Class: Oxford Department of International Development – China’s Impact on African Economies and Governance

Professor Xiolan Fu, Professor of Technology and International Development, Oxford Department of International Development; Dr Raufu Mustapha, Associate Professor of African Politics, Oxford Department of International Development

Over the past decade, China’s influence on African economies has expanded tremendously in the spheres of trade, aid, industrial investments, and infrastructural development. The first part of this joint presentation, by Professor Fu, reviews China’s impact on African economic life, while the second part, by Dr Mustapha, examines the consequences of China’s engagement for the governance of African countries. Is China’s involvement just another “Scramble” for Africa, or does it open new vistas for the development of African countries? What are the consequences for China’s own foreign policy?


Breakout: Good Governance and Social Enterprise: What Is the Model?

Jermyn Brooks, Chair, Transparency International’s Business Advisory Board; Claire Dove, Chair, Social Enterprise UK; Valeria Merino, Social Entrepreneur; Lynne Randolph Patterson, Co-Founder and Director Emeritus, Pro Mujer; Bright Simons, CEO, mPedigree Ghana


Breakout: Technology and Governance: A Feedback Network for Clients?

Rob Baker, Project and Outreach Manager, Ushahidi; David Bonbright, Chief Executive Officer, Keystone; Nathan Horst, Plan International; Ulysses Smith, Linklaters


Breakout: Money, Money, Money: The Empowerment and Disempowerment of the Client

Ann Cotton, Founder and President, Camfed; Paolo de Renzio, Senior Research Fellow, International Budget Partnership; Jason Olson, Director of Governance and Accountability, GRM International; Danielle Scauso, Global Head Country Platforms, Child & Youth Finance International


Breakout: Mission Critical: Remaining True to Your Vision

Liz Ditchburn, Director, Value for Money, UK Department for International Development; Barbara Frost, CEO, WaterAid; Diana Good, Commissioner, Independent Commission for Aid Impact, UK Department for International Development


Fraud Free Aid

Liz David-Barrett, Research Fellow, Centre for Corporate Reputation, Said Business School, Oxford University; Fredrik Galtung, CEO, Integrity Action; Beris Gwynne, Director and UN Representative, World Vision International; Simeon Obidairo, Aluko & Oyebode; Peter Sherratt, Chair, Camfed


Impact Measurement and Accountability

“Open Discussion” led by Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford University; andMirjam Schoening, former Head, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and Global Head of Programs and Partnerships, Lego Foundation (as of Oct.2013)


Plenary: Transforming Development: Is the Traditional Donor Model Being Superseded by Public-Private Partnerships?

Lance Croffoot-Suede, Linklaters; Professor Osagie Imasogie, Senior Managing Partner, Phoenix IP Ventures; André Kruger, Absa Capital; Vinay Nagaraju, COO, Riders for Health; Dr Timothy Thahane, Minister of Energy, Water Affairs and Meteorology, Lesotho


Breakout: Public Value Innovators: Making Governments Accountable

Claire Alexandre, Head of Commercial & Strategy, Mobile Payments, Vodafone Group Services Limited; Vicky Colbert, Founder and CEO, Escuela Nueva; Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford University


Breakout: “Profit” for Non-Profits? How Does It Fit Into Your Governance Model?

Adrio Bacchetta, Principal, Sandstone Consulting; Tom Davis, Chair, War Child UK; John Hailey, Professor of NGO Management, Cass Business School, London; Peter van Veen, Managing Director, Training & Advisory Services, Transparency International UK


Plenary: Success, and Exit? What Is the Way Forward? What Is the End Game?

Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Minister of Education, Ghana; John Githongo, CEO, Inuka Kenya Trust; Jemilah Mahmood, Humanitarian Futures Programme, King’s College London; Kevin Watkins, Executive Director, Overseas Development Institute


Opening Plenary and Panel Discussion: The Governance Spectrum

Sir Fazle Abed, Chairperson, BRAC; Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director, Oxfam International; Mark Johnson, Founder, User Voice; Jonathan Michie, Director, Mutuo; Jean Philippe de Schrevel, Founder, Bamboo Finance and Blue Orchard; Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford


Breakout: Financial Empowerment: Can Citizens Become a New Generation of Auditors?

John Burton, Senior Advisor, KPMG; Barbara Chilangwa, Executive Director, Camfed Zambia and Board member of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE); Jared Penner, Education Manager, Child and Youth Finance International; Peter Sherratt, Chair, Camfed International


Plenary: Does Mainstream International Development Foster Good Governance?

Ann Cotton, Executive Director, Camfed International; Vivien Gunn, CEO, The Sofronie Foundation; Joe Madiath, Founder and Executive Director, Gram Vikas; Mark Waddington, Chief Executive, Hope and Homes for Children


Breakout: The Clients: Are You Accountable to the Donor or the Beneficiary?

Diana Good, Commissioner, Independent Commission for Aid Impact; Angeline Murimirwa, Executive Director, Camfed Zimbabwe; Sergio Oceransky, Founder and Director, the Yansa Group; Marie Staunton, Chief Executive Officer, Plan UK


Breakout: How Do You Know that Your Aid is Fraud-Free?

Jeremy Carver, Director, Transparency International; Simon Miller, Governance and Accountability Advisor, World Vision Australia; Andy Thornton, Director, AfriKids; Graham Ward, Chief Commissioner, Independent Commission for Aid Impact


Breakout: Radical Innovation for Change

Karin Christiansen, Board Member, Publish What You Fund; Tim Large, Editor-in-Chief, Thomson Reuters Foundation; Rohinton Medhora, President, Centre for International Governance Innovation; Ulysses Smith, Associate, Linklaters


Breakout: How Can Technology Assist with Good Governance?

Helen Margetts, Director, Oxford Internet Institute; Rob Oberndorf, Senior Law and Policy Advisor, Forest Trends; Juliana Rotich, Executive Director, Ushahidi; Adalberto Veríssimo, Co-founder, IMAZON; Steve Wright, Director, Social Performance Management Center, Grameen Foundation


Breakout: How Do You Put Principles of Good Governance Into Action?

Lance Croffoot-Suede, Partner, Linklaters; Alan Fowler, Co-founder, International NGO Training and Research Centre; Beris Gwynne, Director, World Vision International; Valeria Merino, Vice President, Ashoka; Peter van Veen, Managing Director, Training & Advisory, Transparency International UK


Breakout: A Case Study on Self-Monitoring Agents

Alexander Berger, Research Analyst, GiveWell; Nathalie Hobbs, Partner, Linklaters; Sam Matthews, Deputy Chief Executive, Charities Evaluation Services; Neeta Nadkarny, Customer Relations Director, DonorsChoose


Breakout: Nuts and Bolts of Measuring Good Governance

Daniela Costa, Head of International Governance, Action Aid; Bernadette Moffat, Executive Director, Elma Philanthropies Services (Africa); Paolo de Renzio, Senior Research Fellow, International Budget Partnership


Breakout: Do Good Governance and a Results-Driven Approach Mix?

David Bonbright, Chief Executive Officer, Keystone; Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre, Saïd Business School, Oxford; Lynne Randolph Patterson, Director, Pro Mujer; Aruna Roy, Co-founder, Right to Information Movement and Member, National Advisory Council, Government of India


Plenary: A Future with Good Governance

Michael Edwards, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Demos; Mark Robinson, Chief Professional Officer for Governance, Department for International Development


Opening Keynote: A Story of Love and Loss: Lessons for Using Market-based Approaches to Social Development

VIKRAM AKULA, Founder, SKS Microfinance

Market-based approaches (MBAs) are an increasingly prevalent component of funding social development and poverty alleviation. They employ innovative business models and novel financing mechanisms, and have had significant successes. MBAs have also been criticised for failing to create holistic solutions that embody accountability, transparency, adaptability and cross-sector coordination. This Opening Keynote will address these questions in the context of SKS Microfinance, one of the world’s largest financial inclusion companies.


Opening Keynote: The Pursuit of Development: Governments and Governance

Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development, and Director, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford


Breakout: The Evolution of Social Entrepreneurial Thinking and Practice – Promises and Challenges

PAMELA HARTIGAN, Director, Skoll Centre For Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School,University Of Oxford

This session will examine the variety of models of social entrepreneurial practice, which are responding to market failures that have negative outcomes for the poor and excluded. Increasingly, many of these ventures are structured as for-profits. They focus on creating new markets and attracting impact investors who seek financial returns in addition to social and environmental outcomes. Tension arises due to declining government and foundation philanthropic funding, and a consequent reliance on markets to address the needs of the poor. In this context, what are the prospects for continued support for entrepreneurial non-market ventures that are so critical to social change movements? Are market-based ventures more effective than philanthropically dependent ventures in engaging the voices of the poor in the shaping and governance of social ventures?


Plenary: Perspectives on Governance from the Global South: Building Institutions, Capacity and a Robust Private Sector

Olajobi Makinwa, Chief, Africa, UN Global Compact; Paul Okumu, Head of the Secretariat, Africa Platform; Camilla Toulmin, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Environment and Development; Anushka Wijensinha, Chief Economist, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce; Dr Anis Yusal Yusoff, President and CEO, Malaysian Institute of Integrity

Goal 16 is laden with themes that have significant political, cultural and economic sensitivities and ramifications, including corruption, access to justice, illicit flows and representative decision-making. Progress on these issues, however, is central to progress on the wider development agenda. This session will examine the sensitivities and ramifications of Goal 16 from a range of perspectives from the Global South, seeking to identify new priorities for progress with the goal.


Breakout: Governance and the Post-2015 Agenda: Measuring Impact

RAFAT AL AKHALI, Minister Of Youth And Sports, Government Of Yemen; DENG CHOL,Dubin Fellow, John F. Kennedy School Of Government, Harvard University; DANIEL DAVIS, Governance Lead, Department For International Development Post-2015 Team;ULYSSES SMITH, Senior Associate, International Governance And Development Practices, Linklaters; YEAJIN YOON, MPP Candidate, Blavatnik School Of Government, University Of Oxford;

The 2014 seminar concluded with a call for the international community to include governance in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. In the year since, the seminar has been active on this issue in a variety of ways, including by working on the critical issue of measuring progress with a sustainable development goal on governance. At this year’s seminar, we will consider how measurability can support governance in the new agenda, and how governance can ensure impact of the agenda for the poor.


Breakout: Tackling Illicit Flows: What Are the Limits? What Are the Quick Wins?

Alex Cobham, Director, Research for the Tax Justice Network; Alessandra Fontana, Governance Advisor, OECD-Development Cooperation Directorate; Juliette Garside, Financial Reporter, The Guardian; Jack Nichols, Managing Associate, Linklaters

Illicit flows represent an extremely complex challenge, crossing borders, relying on the cooperation of a multiplicity of actors and requiring expertise in a range of subject areas. To achieve systemic change, new types of engagement, over the long term, may be required. Is the development community equipped to take on this challenge, which is rooted in global systems of finance? What are the reasonable limits on what can be achieved? What are the most promising strategies?


Breakout: How The Move From Traditional Aid-Delivery To Market-Based Approaches Impacts Engagement With Donors, And What It Means For The Poor

KATHLEEN BRITAINDirector Of  Community Investment, Barclays; MARTIN BURT,Founder, Fundación Paraguaya; BARRY COLEMAN, Co-Founder And Executive Director, Riders For Health; RON LAYTON, Founder, LightYears IP

Pro-poor impact, sustainability, and scale: these core objectives must be achieved in the new funding environment and its emphasis on “payment by results.” How NGOs and donors will work together to do so – by developing new models, and new approaches to their relationship – while remaining connected to the realities of the poor and firmly rooted in their mission, is a key challenge for the years ahead, as market-based approaches represent an increasingly large proportion of the development pie. This session will provide practical guidance on these issues, focusing on how good governance can contribute to effectively navigating the challenges to come, and ensuring that the poor, and in particular the extreme poor, are at the centre of development and are not left behind.


Master Class: Skoll Centre: Challenges of Governance in a Digital World

Giles Andrews, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman,; Angelina Bishman, Masters Student, University of Oxford; Melanie Edwards, Founder & CEO, Mobile Metrix; Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre, Said Business School, University of Oxford; David Stallibrass, Director, Fingleton Associates

In a world where technology is fast evolving and is an integral part of our daily lives, it is critical for the interests of national security and personal privacy that clear digital accountability standards be maintained. These regulations and norms, however, often lag behind the revolutionary pace of technological progress. Further to the far-reaching implications of government and corporate accountability regarding data, what are the critical implications for the day-to-day interaction between individuals using internet technology? As the role of technology in mediating and facilitating practically every part of human interaction in the 21st century increases, what are the key governance issues in addressing the question of digital accountability?


Breakout: The Impact on the Investment Climate of an Engaged Citizenry

FREDRIK GALTUNG, Chief Executive Officer, Integrity Action; PADMA JYOTI, Chairman, Jyoti Group; ROBERT RUBINSTEIN, Chief Executive Officer, TBLI; OLLY DONNELLY,Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Shivia

Around the world, grassroots movements, empowered by technology, are emerging in response to seemingly ineffectual or indifferent political systems that have failed to deliver improvements in governance and service delivery. The growing strength of connected communities around the world is ensuring that ordinary citizens’ voices can be heard. This session will explore this new citizen governance movement and its implications for improving the climate for investment.


Breakout: The Contribution of the Private Sector in Tackling Corruption

Ayotola Jagun, Chief Compliance Officer, Oando PLC; Bo Rothstein, Professor of Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford; Tom Shropshire, Partner, Linklaters

The private sector has a central role in making progress with many of the Goal 16 indicators, and with the SDGs generally. This session will focus on the area of bribery and corruption, considering how business can contribute to improving the governance of the jurisdictions where they operate, and the most promising strategies for doing so.


Debate: Should We Make Public Sector Contracts Public?

MODERATOR: JEFF GUTMAN, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

DEBATE PARTICIPANTS: GAVIN HAYMAN, Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership;  SIR MARK MOODY-STUART, Chairman, Hermes Equity Ownership Services

One of the greatest governance challenges in development finance and broader public contracting is ensuring the quality of project/contract implementation. Last year’s seminar paper identified this element as the most significant issue in achieving expected outcomes and the element that is the least transparent stage of the public procurement cycle. This year’s paper goes deeper into this stage by addressing the issue of transparency and accessibility of project implementation and the strengths and weaknesses of multilateral and donor monitoring systems. One important factor, however, is the lack of disclosure of public contracts. There are serious legal, trade and security issues that have been raised against such disclosure; but these are beginning to be challenged in a number of countries. This session will debate the issue in a constructive dialogue designed to raise understanding and, hopefully, move the agenda forward.


Plenary: The “Securitisation” of Aid: Is Goal 16 Being Commandeered by the Security Agenda?

Ivan Campbell, Senior Conflict and Security Adviser, Saferworld; Diana Good, Special Adviser to the International Development Committee, UK Parliament; Stefan Dercon, Chief Economist, Department of International Development; Penny Lawrence, Deputy Chief Executive, Oxfam GB

Since the adoption of the SDGs in September 2015, a number of governments, including the UK, have implemented new aid strategies that elevate the strengthening of peace and security as a priority for the expenditure of overseas development assistance. Undoubtedly, security is a paramount challenge confronting the world today. But has this blurring of the line between development and other activities of government led to a “securitization” of aid?


Plenary: Private Sector Operators In Fragile States: How Can Business Be Harnessed To Advance Humanitarian And Development Action?

JOANNE BURKE, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Planning From The Future Project, King’s College London; JAMES HENRYSocial Performance Adviser; RANDOLPH KENT, Director, Planning From The Futures Project; MARCELA MANUBENS, Global VP Of Social Impact, Unilever, 

Interconnected global phenomena such as climate change, geo-political tensions, changing migration patterns, and economic and energy pressures put immense strains on already fragile states. Accordingly, those states frequently receive humanitarian and development interventions. Local and international private sector companies can be a constant presence throughout the changing fortunes of those fragile states. The majority of corporations have a strong business interest in their host states stabilising and succeeding. Other corporations may be seen as voraciously exploiting vulnerable markets. Critical to this effort is identifying ways, through good governance, to ensure that both humanitarian and development actors are able effectively to connect with the private sector at global, regional and national levels to effectively respond to the needs of the poor in fragile states. In this session, we will carry forward discussions that have emerged from the World Humanitarian Summit’s regional and other consultations. We will explore how business engagement can be well coordinated with the humanitarian effort, through promotion of their business activities, use of their expertise, preparation for crises, and rapidly responding to them.


Plenary: Goal 16 and the Challenge of Fragility: Making Progress in Contexts of Conflict and Protracted Crisis

SABA AL MUBASLAT, CEO, Humanitarian Leadership Academy; Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, Under-Secretary General, International Federation of the Red Cross; Veronica Pedrosa, Journalist and Presenter, Al Jazeera English; Phil Vernon, Director of Programmes, International Alert; Ambassador Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Contexts of fragility are where progress with Goal 16 – on efforts against violence and exploitation, reducing corruption, ensuring the rule of law and institutional effectiveness — are most desperately needed. They are also where progress with the goal is most difficult. This session will explore strategies for tackling Goal 16 in conflicts and protracted crises, including through more extensive and robust linkages between humanitarian and development actors.


Master Class: Private Sector Governance and Global Supply Chains: Perspectives from the Mining Industry

MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD, Departmental Lecturer In Global Governance, Oxford Department Of International DevelopmentTERRY HEYMANN, Managing Director, World Gold Council; RICHARD MORGANHead Of Government Relations, Anglo American; SARAH BARNARD, Associate, International Governance and Development Practices, Linklaters; FERIEL ZEROUKI, Head Of Government And Industry Relations, De Beers Group Of Companies, External & Corporate Affairs, UK

Looking ahead to the post-2015 world, companies can no longer limit their concern for the poor to the immediate effects of their business. Production processes have become global in scope, making the impact of the entire supply chain on development a core concern of lead firms within them. What role is the private sector playing in governing the development impacts of transnational production on the poor? In this session, we discuss the prospects and limits of market-based approaches to development within the supply chains of the mining industry, from the site of extraction to the end-use product.


Breakout: Brookings Institution: The Low Expectations Trap and the Challenge of Governance

Paul Dolan, Professor, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics; Carol Graham, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Diego Sanchez-Ancochea, Director, Latin American Centre and Associate Professor in the Political Economy of Latin America, University of Oxford; Frances Stewart, Professor Emeritus in Development Economics and Editor, Oxford Development Studies, University of Oxford

Simply put, if individuals do not have hope for the future, they are much less likely to invest in it and/or petition for change. The session focuses on a less known but important component of governance challenges: low expectations among the poor or disenfranchised. The paper framing the discussion presents evidence from the novel metric of well-being showing that the low expectations and high discount rates that characterize the lives of many poor people consumed with daily struggles can result in adaptation to poor norms of health, crime, corruption and governance. Panellists will explore this low expectations trap and its implications for governance based on their expertise in development traps, qualitative case study research and the usage of well-being metrics in government statistics in a range of settings.


Breakout: New York Law School: “Intrapreneurship” in the Private Sector: Praxis, Process and Potential

TAMARA BELINFANTI, Professor, New York Law School; LIONEL BODIN, Senior Manager, Accenture Development PartnershipsALICE KORNGOLD, President And Chief Executive Officer, Korngold Consulting LLC 

“Social” issues such as the lack of clean water in Africa, childhood malnutrition in Bangladesh, and lack of employment opportunities in parts of rural India, are examples of problems that are generally thought of as being in the domain of governments, non-profits, NGOs, and the philanthropic sectors, and not in the domain of the large for-profit corporation. The problem with this general understanding, however, is that increasingly it is the large for-profit corporation that may be best suited (whether in terms of existing know-how, financial wherewithal, or network access) for developing meaningful solutions for many of today’s global problems, aka “social intrapreneurship.” This session will examine the role of social intrapreneurship as a practice that has the potential to, and in many ways does, help a for-profit corporation navigate between axiomatic concepts of profit and that of social good.


Master Class: Oxford Department of International Development: Goal 16 and the Challenges of Long-term Displacement: How Refugees Can Contribute to Peace, Security and Governance

Alexander Betts, Professor of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford

Refugees are among the most visible human consequences of conflict, violence, and weak governance. Today, more people are displaced than at any time since the Second World War. Generally, our collective response is humanitarian; providing food, shelter and other emergency relief. But this tends to lead to protracted exile and long-term dependency. It sidelines the political and economic capacities of refugees, including their ability to contribute to development in host countries and countries of origin. Drawing up a range of research across Sub-Saharan Africa, and examining some of its implications for the Middle East, this Master Class will explore how we can design institutions to enable refugees to contribute to peace, security, and governance, and development more broadly.


Briefings on Recent Developments: Trade Finance and Electronic Payment Systems

HOUMAN SHADAB, Professor, New York Law School

Featuring recent work on trade finance and electronic payment systems such as Mpesa and governance issues related thereto.


Briefings on Recent Developments: Data and Democracy

ANN COTTON, President, Camfed

Data and Democracy: Discussing transparency in data sharing and its impact on the rural poor.


Closing Plenary: Transforming the Institutions of Global Governance: What Does Goal 16 Demand?

Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution; Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford; Sultan Hafeez Rahman, Executive Director, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development

Goal 16 calls for a broadening and strengthening of “the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance.” The mandates of the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the like are also being challenged by the entrance of new actors such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank‎. In light of these challenges, and Goal 16’s demand for greater inclusivity, how are the institutions of global governance working to remain central to the provision of aid, and how are they ensuring their contribution to the good governance of development?


Closing Plenary: Ensuring Market-based Approaches to Development Work for the Poor

PAUL COLLIER, Professor Of Economics And Public Policy, Blavatnik School Of Government, Oxford; STEFAN DERCON, Chief Economist, Department For International Development; DIANA GOOD, Commissioner, Independent Commission For Aid Impact

Market-based approaches to development, and the wider transition from aid to trade, hold great promise, and great peril. These approaches have the potential to produce development that is sustainable, and wide-spread, in that they rely on generating economic growth and financial self-reliance and less on the promise of assistance from donors. At the same time, these approaches run the real risk of losing sight of the needs of the poor and vulnerable, particularly the poorest of the poor, who often fall outside the reach of markets. In this session, we will consider these challenges, and how good governance can work to mitigate the risks associated with them, and to ensure that the promise of development continues to be for the poor.


Master Class: Said Business School – Big Data: Threats and Opportunities for Advancing Democracy and Transparency

Dr Janet Smart, Reader in Operations Management, Saïd Business School

We are creating more and more data every day. We spend hours on mobile phones, tablets and personal computers. We are rewarded with a series of benefits, including foreseeing deadly infections, tracking people who are buried under rubble after earthquakes, predicting building fires and seeing in real time what is happening around the world as citizens gather together to drive out oppressive regimes. Is big data leading to a more empowered citizenry, or is there a darker side to its impact on society? This session will examine the opportunities and threats to citizens worldwide that big data poses, and how those engaged in international development can harness big data for positive change while being aware of the threats it presents.


Closing Plenary: Governance and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, with outcome statement

Robert Barrington, Executive Director, Transparency International UK; Besinati Mpepo, Senior Policy Adviser for Social Accountability, World Vision International; Honourable Jenista Mhagama, Deputy Minister of Education, United Republic of Tanzania; Daniel Kaufmann, President,Natural Resource Governance Institute; Ulysses Smith, Linklaters; Timothy Thahane, Member of Parliament, Likhetlane Constituency, Lesotho

In deciding the content of the outcome statement, we will consider the following questions: What are the intersections between governance and the Post-2015 Development Agenda? Should governance be a formal development “goal,” or should it instead exist as a theme woven in to the entire agenda? How has governance informed the process of the development of the agenda itself, and how can it best inform the implementation of the agenda post-2015? It is critical that citizen voices inform the process of development and implementation of the agenda beyond 2015; how can governance help to ensure this is achieved?