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

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 6:15pm to 7:45pm

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This event took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

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.

 

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Vice President, Director of CGD Europe, and Senior Fellow

Monday July 13th 6:15 - 7:45 p.m.

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