The Development Leaders Conference

CGD’s annual Development Leaders Conference brings together the top leadership of bilateral development agencies and selected development institutions from around the globe—in a private and independent setting—to share common challenges, solutions, and opportunities in supporting sustainable development.

The 2024 conference, co-hosted with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), will be held in Indonesia in June.

More from the Series

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Development Leaders Conference 2023 with Siti Nugraha Mauludiah and Bård Vegar Solhjell
November 09, 2023
CGD's Masood Ahmed speaks with Development Leaders Conference cohosts Siti Nugraha Mauludiah from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Indonesia and Bård Vegar Solhjell of Norad about the differing experiences of traditional and emerging donors, the challenges of bridging gaps between sectors and prio...
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Navigating the Precarious Development Landscape: Insights from the 2023 Development Leaders Conference
November 02, 2023
Geopolitical risks are rapidly converging, making the world more crisis-prone and precarious. Faced with a near economic collapse in some low and lower middle-income countries, the escalating devastation of climate-related disasters aggravating existing vulnerabilities, and a sharp rise in conflicts...
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The Development Leaders Conference 2023: Shaping a More Inclusive Global Development Landscape
September 27, 2023
The rapid evolution of the development landscape, amid ongoing crises such as the war in Ukraine and climate change, presents profound challenges for all development actors. The various challenges intersect in unprecedented ways, amplifying the complexities faced by development cooperation providers...
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The Changing Development Paradigm: AFD’s Rémy Rioux on the CGD Podcast
October 17, 2022
CGD's Masood Ahmed speaks with Rémy Rioux of Agence Française de Développement about the fifth annual Development Leaders Conference, the perfect storm of crises facing development agencies, and how new ways of thinking and financing can help them achieve their goals. 
The Changing Development Paradigm: Collaboration in an Age of Crises
October 14, 2022
In this video, senior policymakers from around the world, who gathered for CGD’s Development Leaders Conference in September in Paris, discuss the critical need for development agencies and development finance institutions to work together to tackle these increasingly complex - and global - issues. ...
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What Is a Resilient Development Agency? Findings From a Survey of Development Leaders
September 28, 2022
Development agencies are operating in an increasingly complex development landscape, defined by a “perfect long storm” of interconnected challenges. In this context, agencies will face tough choices related to how, where, and on what to spend limited development resources, as well as questions about...
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Development Leaders Conference 2022: Weathering the Long Storm
September 23, 2022
Development leaders met this month against a backdrop of a world facing down geopolitical, economic, and existential insecurity. What does this perfect storm mean for development cooperation?