Finance For Development: Systemic Failure in Finance For ODA

  • Date and time: Friday 26 July 2019, 9.30am to 17:00
  • Location: King's Manor, York
  • Admission: Free. Please contact: Manogna Goparaju

Event details

SEI and the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) are organising the first conference on Systemic Failure in Finance For Development, which will be held in King's Manor in York on the 26th of July 2019, starting at 09:30 and finishing at 17:00pm. The conference is part of the activities of the IGDC Finance For Development (FFD) network.The topic of the conference is to discuss systemic failure in finance for Official Development Assistance, its root causes, the possible solutions and the barriers and enablers to the implementation of such solutions.   Amongst the items to be discussed are our Systematic Review Paper, Horizon Scanning Paper, and The Special Issue. 

We are inviting interested individuals to participate in the conference. We will have a number of keynote speakers, followed by a focus group aimed at conducting a horizon-scanning exercise, where invitees will contribute to identifying the top research questions scholars need to answer in order to support policy makers in addressing the root causes of systemic failure in finance for ODA. Multiple focus groups on the same topic are being run by the FFD network in multiple locations across the world. The outcomes of the horizon scanning will be published in a high impact journal where the paper will be co-authored by all participants (an initial draft is already available). 

If you would like to attend the conference remotely, please use the following link <> to join the conference via google hangouts


10:00 – 10:30 Presentation of the network and the work done so far 

10:30 - 11:00 Discussion on the objectives and on the progress so far.

11:10 – 11:30 Break + Coffee / Tea

11:30 – 12:30 The systematic review paper: next steps, responsibilities, co-authorship (publication

no. 1)


  1. Development of the meta-analysis
  2. Taxonomy and categorisation of systemic failure
  3. Gaps and limitations we need to address now


12:30 – 13:00 The special issue: editors, and what is going to happen next (publication no. 2)

13:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Focus Group: next steps in horizon scanning exercise (publication no. 3)                                            


  1. Development of the categorisation / grouping of the questions
  2. Development of the parallel focus groups
  3. Gaps and limitations we need to address now                             

15:00 – 16:30 Group Discussion for FFD for the future:

  1. Brainstorming on proposals for funding
  2. Discussion on how to extend the network
  3. Themes to include beyond systemic failure

16:30 – 17:00 Closing Remarks

17:00 End of Conference


For additional information, or if you would like to become part of the network, please feel free to send questions to Manogna Goparaju <> and Corrado Topi <>.


Keynote speakers to be announced

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