Post-COVID-19: Implications for International (Development) Cooperation

April 6, 2020

UNDP Seoul Policy Centre has (co-)organized a series of webinars on: 

Post-COVID-19: Implications for International (Development) Cooperation

The world is working on mitigating the enormous challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, some ideas on what the recovery will require are already emerging. It is certain that it will represent a major game-changer in international (development) cooperation.

Experts from Southern and Northern think tanks discussed how COVID-19 can create the momentum for more and better international cooperation.

1.       Thursday, April 9, 2020

Debapriya Bhattacharya, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Jonathan Glennie, Writer and Consultant, Barranquilla, Colombia (view presentation)

Philani Mthembu, Institute for Global Dialogue, Pretoria, South Africa

Zhang Chuanhong, China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture, Beijing, China (view presentation)

Stephan Klingebiel, USPC (introduction), Seoul, South Korea

Artemy Izmestiev, USPC (moderator), Seoul, South Korea

View the recording here.

2.       Thursday, April 14, 2020

Paulo Esteves, BRICS Policy Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (view presentation)

Qi Gubo, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Ian Mitchell, Center for Global Development, London, UK

Andrea Ordóñez, Southern Voice, Quito, Ecuador

Annalisa Prizzon, Overseas Development Institute, London, UK

Stephan Klingebiel, USPC (moderator), Seoul, South Korea

View the recording here.

3.       Thursday, April 16, 2020

Jorge Chediek, UNOSSC (introduction), New York, USA

Sachin Chaturvedi, New Delhi, India

Anthony Pipa, Brookings Institution, Washington DC, USA

Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Johannesburg, South Africa

Imme Scholz, German Development Institute, Bonn, Germany

Stephan Klingebiel, USPC (conclusions), Seoul, South Korea

Artemy Izmestiev, USPC (moderator), Seoul, South Korea

View the recording here.


4. Thursday, May 7, 2020

Xiaojun Grace Wang, Deputy Director, UNOSSC (moderator)

Jorge Chediek, Director of UNOSSC & Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation New York, United States (Opening Remarks)

Kithmina Hewage, Research Economist at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network, Sri Lanka.

Gala Díaz Langou, Social Protection Program Director at the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth (CIPPEC), Argentina.

Chukwuka Onyekwenya, Executive Director of the Center for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA), Nigeria.

Balazs Horvath, Senior Economic and Strategic Advisor on Belt and Road Initiative, UNDP China

Stephan Klingebiel, Director of USPC, Republic of Korea (Conclusions)

View the overview & recording here.


* Further resources on this topic:

Elizabeth Sidiropoulos -- Africa after COVID-19 and the retreat of globalism

Jonathan Glennie -- Lessons from coronavirus for the future of ‘aid’

Annalisa Prizzon -- How coronavirus is accelerating a new approach to international cooperation

DIE -- Lessons for Global Cooperation from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stephan Klingebiel & Artemy Izmestiev -- International (development) cooperation in a post-COVID-19 world: a new way of interaction or super-accelerator?