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TitleFindings and Recommendations: Africa and Development Cooperation: Successes, Pitfalls and Areas for Further Reforms
SubjectRegional Economic Integration and Development
Date of Publication2008
Number of Pages05 pages
Geographical CoverageAfrica
KeywordsDevelopment Cooperation
AbstractThis issue of Findings and Recommendations summarizes Ms. Eveline Herfkens’ perspectives on development cooperation as molded by her experiences, passion and outstanding commitment to growth-augmenting reforms on aid and trade for sustainable development results in Africa. Ms.Herfkens was the keynote speaker at the First Pan African Capacity Building Forum that was organized by the African Capacity Building Foundation on October 22-24, 2001 in Bamako, Mali. Currently the Executive Coordinator of the UN Millennium Campaign since October 2002, Ms.Herfkens served as the Netherlands Minister for Development Cooperation between 1998 and 2002, concurrently serving as a member of the World Bank and IMF Development Committee. She is also a member of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, established by the International Labor Organization. Between 1996 and 1998, Ms. Herfkens served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the UN, WTO and other international organizations. Between 1990 and 1996, Ms. Herfkens was an Executive Director of the World Bank Group in Washington DC. Prior to this, Ms. Herfkens served as Member of Parliament in the Netherlands (1981-1990); Member and Counselor-Treasurer of Parliamentarians for Global Action (1985-1990); Member of the Economic Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe; Co-organizer of the North-South Campaign; as well as Policy Officer in the field of development cooperation at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1976-1981).
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