12:00—1:00 PM EST | 5-6 PM BST

Two Futures for Global Development


  • Melinda Bohannon, Director General, Humanitarian and Development - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
  • Danny Sriskandarajah, Chief Executive - New Economics Foundation (NEF)


Charles Kenny, Senior Fellow, CGD

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The world will look different in 2050: Climate change will progress, workforces will shrink as populations age across most of the world, and new technologies will change the way we work and live. But it’s how leaders react to those challenges that will determine how stable and prosperous our future is.

“Two Futures for Global Development” presents two scenarios—a reasonable best- and worst-case version of the world in 2050 based on the culmination of a wide-ranging CGD research project that forecasts demographic and education trends, sectoral change and the decline of global manufacturing jobs, climate change impacts, and the changing face of development finance and aid—and examines the policy choices that might take us to each of them.

The event will feature a brief presentation of the two scenarios followed by a panel discussion on the politics, economics, and prospects for long-term global development.

The in-person audience to this event is invitation only.

Please note that this event is open to pre-registered media. If you have questions regarding media engagement, please contact [email protected].

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