New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

NYU Conference to Address Accountability for International Aid Agencies in Poverty Solutions, Feb. 6

January 12, 2009
N-220, 2008-09

MEDIA ADVISORY

New York University will host “What Would the Poor Say: Debates in Aid Evaluation,” a one-day conference with the leading thinkers in development economics about how to best hold aid agencies accountable for effective solutions to global poverty, on Friday, February 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 19 University Place (at 8th Street), Room 102. Subway Lines: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).

The event, organized by NYU’s Development Research Institute and the university’s Department of Economics, is free and open to the public. Call 212.992.7485 or email aidwatch@nyu.edu for more information. Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

Presentations include: “The Evaluation Revolution and the Aid Providers”; “Foreign Aid from the African Business Point of View”; “Independent Media in Africa and Foreign Aid”; and “Independent Evaluation and the Reaction of Official Aid Agencies: The Example of Benin.” Among the conference’s speakers are: June Arunga, a development economist at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation; award-winning MIT Professor Esther Duflo; Lant Pritchett, a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; NYU Economist William Easterly, author of The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good; and Andrew Mwenda, editor of Uganda’s Independent. The event will announce Aid Watch, a new initiative of NYU’s Development Research Institute that will call for aid agencies to be held to account for results by objective and impartial evaluators of international aid and development. For a complete schedule of events, go to: http://www.nyu.edu/fas/institute/dri/seminarsandconferences.html


EDITOR’S NOTE
The Development Research Institute (DRI) is devoted to rigorous, scholarly research on the economic development and growth of poor countries. An independent and non-partisan organization, DRI builds upon a foundation of academic research comparing aid agency practices and surveying the thinking behind aid projects. For more, go to http://www.nyu.edu/fas/institute/dri/

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Graduate School of Arts and Science, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

dri_image

Search News



NYU In the News

Entrepreneurship Lab Opens at NYU

Crain’s New York Business covered the opening of the Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurial eLab, which will be the headquarters for NYU’s Entrepreneurial Institute and all of the University’s programs aimed at promoting innovation and startups.

A Globalizer for N.Y.U. in Abu Dhabi

The New York Times profiled Bill Bragin who will become the first executive artistic director of NYU Abu Dhabi’s new performing arts center.

Think Tank to Ponder a Future for Ballet

The New York Times profiled Jennifer Homans, the director of NYU’s new Center for Ballet and the Arts.

The Brilliant Ten: Jonathan Viventi Builds Devices That Decode Thoughts

Popular Science named Assistant Bioengineering Professor Jonathan Viventi as one of its “brilliant ten” for his research into brain implants that could one day halt epileptic episodes:

Living and Leaving the Dream: Adrian Cardenas’ Journey from the Major Leagues to College

The New York Times ran a feature on Adrian Cardenas, a former major league baseball player who is now studying philosophy and creating writing at NYU.

NYU Footer