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This event will be held at the UN Headquarters (Conference Room 11) in NYC, and is co-hosted by The Liberian Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the Ministry of Climate and Environment of Norway, the United Nations Development Program, and Center for Global Development. Please note that although the event is open to the public, proper UN credentials or day passes are necessary to access this venue. Email email@example.com to RSVP.
President Bharrat Jagdeo, Former President, Guyana Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Minister of Environment, Government of Peru Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All and Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Program (TBC) Harrison Karnwea, Managing Director, Forestry Development Authority, Government of Liberia Per Pharo, Director, Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development Rajesh Mirchandani, Vice President for Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development
As nations sign up to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and look ahead to an historic agreement on climate change at COP21, a transformative process is culminating that fully integrates climate change into sustainable development. Now is the time to underline clearly the fundamental reality that without sustainability, development will falter, and to identify solutions for both. Practical mechanisms are at hand: payment-for-performance in reducing tropical deforestation, adopting sustainable energy practices, climate-proofing development planning and programming.
The distinguished panel of innovators, thought-leaders and implementers will share their experiences from the field, highlight new ways of thinking, and reveal forward-looking policy options that address the twin questions of how to minimize climate change and how to increase development outcomes at the same time. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of proven sustainable solutions that the world can adopt immediately.
Now in its 4th year, the AIDF Africa Summit returns to Nairobi, Kenya on 26-27 February 2019, once again uniting 300+ humanitarian and development leaders, decision makers and advisors committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.
Estimating intergenerational mobility in developing countries is difficult because matched parent-child income records are rarely available and education is measured very coarsely. In particular, there are no established methods for comparing educational mobility for subsamples of the population when the education distribution is changing over time.
In their recent paper, Sam Asher and coauthors present new methods and new administrative data to overcome this gap, and study intergenerational mobility across groups and across space in India. They find that the intergenerational mobility for the population as a whole has remained constant since liberalization, but cross-group changes have been substantial. Rising mobility among historically marginalized "Scheduled Castes" is almost exactly offset by declining intergenerational mobility among Muslims, a comparably sized group that has few constitutional protections. These findings contest the conventional wisdom that marginalized groups in India have been catching up on average. The paper also explores heterogeneity across space, generating the first high-resolution geographic measures of intergenerational mobility across India, with results across 5600 rural subdistricts and 2300 cities and towns.
AidEx is a two day event, which encompasses a conference, exhibition, meeting areas, awards and workshops. Its fundamental aim is to engage the sector at every level and provide a forum for aid & development professionals to meet, source, supply and learn. AidEx was created to help the international aid and development community engage the private sector in a neutral setting, drive innovation and support the ever-growing need for emergency aid and development programmes.
Over 1 billion women lack access to financial services due to economic and social barriers, time and mobility constraints, and discrimination Financial services delivered digitally can address these barriers. Closing the global gender gap in access to finance provides an opportunity for the private sector to reach an untapped and profitable market, and provides governments with an opportunity to better reach their constituents. This event looks at the recent evidence on which emerging technologies empower women economically, as well as the importance of cross-sectoral partnership and women’s entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Center for Global Development, TechnoServe, and the World Bank are pleased to co-host this event in Dar es Salaam. We are committed to finding what works to promote women’s financial inclusion and are conducting innovative research on the potential of digital technologies. This event will launch new research on this topic and bring together leaders in the government and the private sector with experts in finance, development, and technology to have critical conversations on closing the financial gender gap. We hope you can join us.
With the goal of driving down drug costs, governments across the globe have instituted various forms of pharmaceutical price control policies. Understanding the impacts of such policies is particularly important in low- and middle-income countries, where lack of insurance coverage means that prices can serve as a barrier to access for patients and lack of effective quality control may allow for low-quality medicines in the market. In her paper, Emma Boswell Dean examines the theoretical effects of price controls in such markets and then measures the empirical effects of one implementation of pharmaceutical price controls, in which the Indian government placed price ceilings on a set of essential medicines.