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.
Featured speakers include:
• Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
• Elizabeth Littlefield, CEO of OPIC, Overseas Privates Investment Corporation
• Owen Barder, Senior Fellow and Europe Director, Center for Global Development
• Tomicah Tillemann, Director Bretton Woods II Initiative, New America Foundation
• Gugulethu Ndebele, CEO, Save the Children South Africa
• Rajesh Mirchandani (moderator), CGD Senior Director of Communications and Policy Outreach
This event was 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
Attendees were invited to share additional ideas and case studies for discussion. The event aimed to deepen understanding of constructive tools to unlock development finance.