Seminars & Events

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch)

Making International Aid Effective: An Agenda for Aligning Aid to Social Business

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch) is a lunchtime workshop open to public, including IDE staffs, visiting research fellows, IDEAS students, outside researchers and graduate students. This workshop provides a platform for presentation of any work in progress where we can discuss in either English or Japanese.

Those who would attend a seminar are asked to announce yourself to receptionists on your arrival at the IDE and to obtain APL Organizers' signature on your admission card after the seminar.

Date&time:

September 9, 2015. (Wednesday) 15:00-16:30

Venue:
Theme:

Making International Aid Effective: An Agenda for Aligning Aid to Social Business

Abstract


In the context of heightened interest in social business and a renewed focus on the performance and efficacy of international aid, this article explores the role and place of aid-especially in addressing poverty in relation to the rapidly growing social business regime. Research on the subject is strikingly limited. The paper begins by operationalizing the key concepts, and developing a conceptual framework by exploring the possible linkages nexus-points between aid alignment and social business.

The subsequent discussions addresses a number of key dimensions of aid; notably, a comparative account of possible aid investment in social business vis-a-vis conventional projects and private sector enterprises; an examination of the ground realities of the social business projects; and a treatment of the policy implications of the study together with some recommendations.

Speaker:

Dr. Muhammad Mustafizur Rahaman (JSPS Post Doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University)

Chair:
Languages:

English

Contact:
Institute of Developing Economies, APL Organizers
KIM, Jiyoung E-mail:Jiyoung_KimE-mail
LEI, Lei E-mail:Lei_LeiE-mail
OSADA, Noriyuki E-mail:Noriyuki_OsadaE-mail