Rethinking Development: The World in
Rethinking Development: The World in Transition
Our world is changing rapidly. As it does, the project of development changes too. How do we envision global development in 2017 and beyond? In the 23rd annual Global Development Conference (GDC), we explore this question through four major themes: technology, shifting paradigms, finance, and current events.
For over 20 years, the Global Development Conference has offered a world-class forum for exploration of new trends in the international development world. The conference has been a thriving platform for decision-makers, practitioners, experts, academics and emerging young leaders to engage with one another and share innovative ideas. Each year the conference attracts over 500 participants, inspiring new connections and encouraging rich idea-sharing on the best possible ways to address some of the most pressing problems of our time.
In recent years, we have had the privilege of hosting Ban Ki-Moon, Felipe Calderón, Martin Wolf, Daron Acemoglu and Abhijit Banerjee. In the 2017 GDC, some of the greatest minds in development industry will lead thought-provoking discussions designed to challenge and inspire. The conference will be at the forefront of thought leadership – rethinking development in this transitioning world.
Track III: Financing Public Goods
New forms of financing development are emerging across the world, accelerating and driving the process of transition. They bear hope of innovation and more effective socioeconomic development. This track will explore the latest trends in financing for development. Possible panels include:
– Restructuring Official Development Assistance
– Climate Finance
– Infrastructure Finance and Public-Private Partnership
– New Challenges and Opportunities in Islamic Finance
Register here: https://www.globaldevelopmentconference.org/