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Facing Future Challenges on Uncertain Ground: A Conversation with UNDP Administrator Helen Clark


How well equipped is the international system to address violent extremism, the global migration crisis, and climate change during a time of rising nationalism? How are international organizations prepared to meet these challenges in an increasingly constrained fiscal environment? How can new partnerships, better data, and improved governance unleash new funding streams and strengthen political resolve to tackle future challenges?

As she prepares to step down after eight years as UNDP Administrator and head of the UN Development Group, Helen Clark joins CGD President Masood Ahmed to reflect on recent gains and consider both new and longstanding challenges facing development agencies and the United Nations in particular in the years ahead.