5 Big Ideas to Finance Development: Practical Proposals, Sustainable Solutions

Monday, 13 July, 6:15-7:45 pm, Discovery Hall, Elilly Hotel, Addis Ababa


The SDGs offer a blueprint for innovative, inclusive development. How the world finances them must be innovative and inclusive too. That means thinking beyond aid – to more and different sources of development finance. This event will be an open forum for the best ideas to finance development, including:

· Moving beyond aid: cost-neutral, development-friendly policy reforms by rich countries across a range of areas including trade, migration and transparency

· Large assets such as sovereign wealth funds and pension funds as development investors

· Private sector interventions in achieving basic health coverage – what works

· Improving the investment climate in developing countries

· Public money as a lever to crowd-in private investment

Featured speakers

· Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

· Elizabeth Littlefield, President & CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

· Owen Barder, Director & Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development Europe

· Tomicah Tilleman, Director, Bretton Woods II Initiative, New America Foundation

· Gugulethu Ndebele, CEO, Save the Children – South Africa

· Rajesh Mirchandani (moderator), Senior Director of Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development.

Attendees will also be invited to share additional ideas and case studies for discussion. The event will deepen understanding of constructive tools to unlock development finance.

For more information, please contact Kate Wathen at kwathen@cgdev.org


Center for Global Development , Bretton Woods II – The Progress Pledge, Save the Children

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