The Prospects for Law and Justice Priorities in the Post-2015 International Development Agenda

Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank, and Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University
Masooda Bano, University Research Lecturer at the Department for International Development
Samuel Clark, DPhil Student, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford and former consultant to the World Bank

Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Development Specialist at the World Bank and Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University, opens this panel debate with a note of cautious optimism on the prospects for the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda, arguing that, “as aspirational statements for the international community to strive to fulfil over the period 2000-2015, and as a way of trying to educate the world as a whole as to the aims of the development community, they have been a broad success”.
 
 
Masooda Bano from the University of Oxford Department for International Development charts the shifts in onus from state to non-state actors in aid delivery over recent decades, emphasizing the importance of long-term projects that are fully embedded within the local community. 
 
The final presentation comes from Samuel Clark, a DPhil Student at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and consultant to the World Bank, who presents his research into corruption and law enforcement in Indonesia as a case study through which to test whether an MDG approach is appropriate in tackling such issues.