Fragmentation - A Challenge for Development Cooperation under the 2030 Agenda

Book presentation

Tokyo, 07.02.2017

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), JICA Research Institute (JICA-RI)

“Fragmentation of Aid: Concepts, Measurements and Implications for Development Cooperation” has been published by Stephan Klingebiel, the head of the department “Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation” at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) together with researchers Timo Mahn and Mario Negre. From JICA Mitsuaki Furukawa, Director General of the Security Management Department, former Executive Senior Research Fellow will participate in the event as the author of the chapter 12 “Aid Fragmentation and Effectiveness for Infant and Child Mortality and Primary School Completion”.

Fragmentation is the phenomenon of a multiplication of actors and growing atomisation affecting goals, modalities, and instruments as well as the numerous operational and non-operational activities. This edited volume aims to fill the gap in understanding concepts, measurements and the way forward to tackle fragmentation of development cooperation, and contains sound knowledge on the challenges that development cooperation providers face to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The event addressed several conceptual and practical questions and issues:

  • What is our understanding of ‘fragmentation’? In how far is fragmentation related to actors, policy areas or operational interventions?
  • What do we know about fragmentation trends? Is it possible to measure fragmentation?
  • What are consequences of fragmentation? Is fragmentation always a bad thing?
  • How can negative aspects be addresses? What can development cooperation providers do in this regard?

In the seminar, we took photographs that may be used on JICA's or/and JICA-RI's website. Thank you for your understanding.


Datum /Uhr
07.02.2017 / 18:30 - 20:00

JICA Ichigaya Building
Meeting room 600, 6th floor
10-5 Ichigaya Honmuracho
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo


The Fragmentation of aid. Concepts, Measurements and Implications for development cooperation
Klingebiel, Stephan / Timo Mahn / Mario Negre (2016)
Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillian, September 2016


Fragmented development cooperation in the age of the 2030 Agenda
Klingebiel, Stephan / Timo Mahn / Mario Negre (2016)
The Current Column of 11 July 2016


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