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South-South Development Cooperation (SSDC)


Friday, September 26, 2014


10:30 - 11:00              Registration and coffee


11:00 – 11:10              Welcome and opening remarks


11:10 – 12:10              Keynote speech 1: Tidal Wave or Ripple? The Rise of Non-Traditional Donors and the Global Regime for Development Finance

Speaker: Michael J. Tierney (College of William and Mary)

Chair: Andreas Fuchs


12:10 – 12:15             Workshop photo


12:15 – 13:45             Lunch

Location: Restaurant Schnookeloch


13:45 - 15:00             Session 1: China as a donor (1)

Chair: Axel Dreher

  • Paper 1: Marina Rudyak (Heidelberg University). Old Donor, New Donor, Donor? From Eight Principles to the First White Paper - Reform and Opening of China's Aid. Discussant: Liang Wenjie.
  • Paper 2: Georg Lammich (University of Duisburg-Essen, University of Oldenburg & University of Stellenbosch). China’s Impact on Capacity Building in the African Union. Discussant: Katharina Richert.
  • Paper 3: Jonas Bunte (University of Texas at Dallas). Are Chinese Bilateral Loans ‘Door-openers’ for Subsequent Chinese Foreign Direct Investment? Discussant: Dany Jaimovich.


15:00 – 15:30           Coffee break


15:30 – 17:10           Session 2: Donors from Latin America

Chair: Marta Curto-Grau


17:10 – 17:30           Coffee break

17:30 – 18:45           Session 3: Multilateral aid and triangular cooperation

Chair: Katharina Richert

  • Paper 1: Diego Hernandez (Heidelberg University). Is Non-DAC Aid Challenging World Bank Conditionality? Discussant: Michael J. Tierney.
  • Paper 2: Vera Eichenauer (Heidelberg University). South-South Cooperation through Trust Funds. Co-author: Lu Xu. Discussant: Bradley Parks.
  • Paper 3: Nadine Piefer (Technical University of Darmstadt). Triangular Cooperation - Bridging North-South and South-South Cooperation? Discussant: Danilo Marcondes de Souza Neto.


19:00 – 21:30           Dinner (at own expense)

Location: Restaurant Palmbräugasse


21:30 –                     Pub crawl in the Old Town




Saturday, September 27, 2014


09:00 - 09:15          Coffee


09:15 – 10:15         Keynote speech 2: SSC Reverberations: How DFID is Re-inventing Itself in a More Multipolar and Contested Development Landscape

Speaker: Emma Mawdsley (University of Cambridge)

Chair: Dana de la Fontaine


10:15 – 10:25         Coffee break


10:25 – 11:15         Session 4: Health aid

Chair: Diego Hernandez

  • Paper 1: Liang Wenjie (China National Health Development Research Center and National Health and Family Planning Commission of the P.R. China). China's Approach in the Blooming South-South Health Cooperation Chances, Challenges and the Way Forward. Co-author: Yunping Wang, Xiaodan Fan, Gui Cao and Nan Jin. Discussant: Marina Rudyak.
  • Paper 2: Gordon C. Shen (Yale University). China's Official Health Development Finance Flows to Africa: a Systematic Analysis, 2000-12. Co-authors: Karen Ann Grepin, Victoria Y. Fan and Lucy Chen. Discussant: Anna Katharina Stahl.


11:15 – 11:25         Coffee break


11:25 – 12:15         Session 5: Arab aid

Chair: Sebastian Ziaja

  • Paper 1: Inken Wiese (University of Konstanz). Grants, Loans and “Reverse Linkages”: Modalities of Official Arab Development Assistance. Discussant: Rani Mullen.
  • Paper 2: Krishna Chaitanya Vadlamannati (Norwegian University of Science and Technology). Politics of Religiously Motivated Lending: An Empirical Analysis of Aid Allocation by the Islamic Development Bank. Co-author: Diego Hernandez. Discussant: Jonas Bunte.


12:15 – 13:45         Lunch

Location: Marstall Mensa


13:45 – 15:00         Session 6: Practices and perspectives from southern donors

Chair: Vera Eichenauer

  • Paper 1: Dana de la Fontaine. The Phenomena “New Donors”: A Reflection from Gift Theory on Contemporary Dynamics in the International Development Cooperation. Co-authors: Franziska Mueller and Elena Sondermann. Discussant: Emma Mawdsley.
  • Paper 2: Josepa Miquel-Florensa (Toulouse School of Economics). Who Gives South-South Cooperation in Latin-America to Whom and Why? Co-author: Amalia Rodriguez-Valencia. Discussant: Sebastian Ziaja.
  • Paper 3: Bradley Parks (College of William and Mary). Buying Influence in a Crowded Aid Market: Insights from a Survey of Development Policymakers and Practitioners. Co-author: Zachary Rice. Discussant: Andreas Fuchs.


15:00 – 15:10         Coffee break


15:10 – 16:00         Session 7: China as a donor (2)

Chair: Marina Rudyak

  • Paper 1: Anna Katharina Stahl (College of Europe). New Development Partnerships between "Traditional" and "Emerging" Donors: The European Union's Initiative of an EU-China-Africa Trilateral Dialogue. Discussant: Milena Elsinger.
  • Paper 2: Andreas Fuchs (Heidelberg University). Apples and Lychees: The Determinants of Aid and Other Forms of State Financing from China to Africa. Co-authors: Austin Strange, Bradley Parks, Michael Tierney and Axel Dreher. Discussant: Josepa Miquel-Florensa.


16:00 – 16:15         Coffee break


16:15 – 17:15         Keynote speech 3: Deconstructing South - South Cooperation: Indian Development Cooperation in the 21st Century

Speaker: Rani D. Mullen (College of William and Mary)

Chair: Subrata Kumar Mitra


17:15 – 17:30         Concluding remarks

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