Actors, Bilateral, Multilateral, Traditional, and “New Donors”

Development cooperation encompasses relationships between a diverse set of actors. German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) research examines the priorities and characteristics of a variety of development assistance providers and assesses their contributions to achieving development objectives. Researchers examine both the bilateral aid providers that are members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and multilateral players such as UN agencies and the EU institutions. Beyond “traditional” aid providers from the OECD-DAC community, DIE researchers also investigate the development cooperation role of state actors in emerging economies, of which China is the most prominent example. Together with a variety of other players including private aid providers such as foundations, major emerging economies are often labeled as ‘new’ actors that have the potential to bring both fresh resources to development cooperation and ideas that challenge conventional approaches. In studying both traditional and new actors, DIE seeks to establish a better knowledge base on the commonalities among different types of development cooperation players and the challenges that they present in promoting the more effective use of development resources.

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The United Nations (UN) are a central actor in multilateral development cooperation and policy. What will be the contribution of the UN to the implementation of the post-2015 agenda? And how does the organisation need to be positioned to get the job done effectively and efficiently?

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