Multilateralism à la carte? Taking stock of the multilateral development system

Screenshot: Videokonferenz "Multilateralismus à la carte"


Researchers of the German Development institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) contributed with two events to the OECD-sponsored series on Multilateral development finance in the Covid-19 era and beyond: perspectives from around the world. The event series aimed at a broad debate on the multilateral development system across continents. This year’s OECD report on multilateral development finance sounds the alarm on the continuous increase in earmarked funding paralleled by a simultaneous decline in the share of core contributions. It warns about a multilateralism à la carte. In an event co-organised by members of the European Think Tanks Group, Senior Researcher Max-Otto Baumann presented research findings on the effects of earmarked funding on the UN development system (UNDS) that are also consequential UNDS’ ability to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a seminar co-hosted by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and DIE, Senior Researcher Silke Weinlich argued that the way the UNDS is currently funded is at odds with requirements of the 2030 Agenda for transformative, collaborative and integrated actions at scale. Both events have been recorded.

Video statement Financing the UN Development System: Embracing Change

ETTG webinar with OECD: Weathering the storm: what role for multilateral development finance in response to the COVID-19 crisis

Video interview with Silke Weinlich: On the challenges of multlateral development finance.

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