Finnish Development Policy Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to the publication event of Forum for Development Studies Special Issue on Nordic aid. In this issue, five Nordic researchers delve into domestic politics to explain why development policy and the commitment to aid have taken different routes. In fact, the four Nordics were more similar aid donors in 1990 than they are in 2022. In this joint launch, the team presents the findings of a joint comparative article as well as shares highlights from each of the country studies. The event concludes with a panel on the future of Nordic aid. This interactive section will also touch upon the more recent domestic policy changes in the Nordic countries and their possible impact on aid.
The event is hosted by journalist Kimmo Ohtonen. The language of the event is English.
(13.45 Coffee at the foyer)
14.15 Opening words by the Chair of Development Policy Committee, MP Inka Hopsu
14.20 Nordic Development Aid: Diverging Like-Mindedness, Anne Mette Kjær, Professor, University of Aarhus
Highlights and Current Trends in the Nordic Countries:
14.35 Finland – Marikki Karhu, Secretary General, Finnish Development Policy Committee
14.45 Sweden – Jan Petterson, Director, Expert group for Aid studies (EBA)
14.50 Norway – Elling N. Tjønneland, Senior Researcher, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway
14.55 Denmark – Anne Mette Kjær, Professor, University of Aarhus
15.00 Reflections from the Ministry – Sami Pirkkala, Director, Unit for Sectoral Policy, MFA
15.05 – 16:00 The Future of Nordic Aid – Panel discussion and questions from the audience