International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

  • DATE / TIME:
    2014•04•21    15:30 - 17:00

    On 21 April 2014 the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI) will host the public seminar “International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects”. UNU Rector David M. Malone will give the keynote lecture.

    Developing world countries have lagged behind industrialized countries for many decades. But developing regions, particularly Africa, have confounded expectations by proving more resilient than the countries of the global North since the economic crisis in 2007–2008. A degree of confusion has ensued within international organizations, among countries, and between experts on what shape the post-2015 development framework should adopt, while the traditional donors tighten their budgets and turn inwards.

    Malone’s lecture will re-examine the theories and methodologies adopted by the “development community” since the 1950s in light of the current context of development thinking as influenced by the global economic crisis.


    15:00 Registration

    15:30 Opening remarks — Hiroshi Kato, Vice President of JICA, Director of JICA-RI

    15:35 Keynote lecture — David M. Malone, Rector of the United Nations University

    16:20 Question and answer session

    16:50 Closing remarks

    The event will be in English; Japanese interpretation will not be provided.

    This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. To register, visit the event page on the JICA-RI website.



    Conference Room 600 (6F)
    JICA Ichigaya building
    10-5 Ichigaya Honmuracho
    Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8433