Event preview: This week in development cooperation

A G-20 development working group meeting in Moscow, Russia. The G-20 Civil Society Summit will be held from June 13 to 14 in Moscow. Photo by: Russia G20

The future of international development cooperation is not just hashed out in dusty field offices and ramshackle schools and hospitals, but also at a variety of events, celebrations and other gatherings.

Below are some of the most noteworthy events for the week:

USAID Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid Public Meeting Washington, D.C., USAJune 12Members of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid are meeting with officials from USAID to discuss the U.S. government’s engagement efforts with civil society partners.

Presentation of the World Bank’s “Capital for the future: saving and investment in an interdependent world” reportLondon, United Kingdom, and onlineJune 12Maurizio Bussolo, the report’s lead author, is expected to present the findings of the report at an ODI and World Bank-hosted event.

G20 Civil Society Summit Moscow, RussiaJune 13-14For the first time, civil society members will have a chance to voice their thoughts on the different development issues they feel should be part of the G-20 leaders’ agenda. Among the topics on the agenda are inclusive growth, job creation, financial inclusion and literacy, economic growth and the post-2015 development agenda.

IDB seminar: “Development Challenges and Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean: What Are the Issues?”Washington, D.C., USAJune 13-14Development experts are set to explore topics that contribute to current development challenges across Latin America and the Caribbean. Among the issues to be discussed are education, innovation and environmental tax policies.

Iranian presidential electionsJune 14The international community is all eyes to Friday’s Iranian presidential elections. Eight candidates are running to succeed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose nuclear policies have led to international isolation and economic sanctions against the country.

Other events

  • Clinton Global Initiative America

            Chicago, Illinois            June 12-13

  • World Day Against Child Labor

            June 12

  • World Blood Donor Day

            June 14

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.