The 2013 Distinguished Service Award Ceremony and Lecture: The Battle for 2015 (Event Video)


CGD was pleased to welcome the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies for an event honoring Lant Pritchett, recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award.

Since 1984, the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University has presented the Distinguished Service award to individuals who are among the most influential in their field and have made a significant contribution to our global understanding.

Following the presentation of the award, Pritchett delivered a lecture titled "The Battle for 2015." As we approach the 2015 expiration date of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), rich and poor countries alike are reassessing development priorities. Pritchett discussed what constitutes "development" and the instruments the international community should rely on to implement a new agenda. His remarks will focus on the dilemmas facing developed country governments -- and the US government in particular -- in the run up to the post-MDG era.