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Catalyzing Private Finance for Development

October 07, 2016 | 19:00 ET, 23:00 GMT

The culmination of a series of four sessions that provides a multi-faceted view of the challenges and opportunities of mobilizing private finance for development. This flagship event focuses on mobilizing and re-orienting private finance to the SDGs, one of the prominent challenges of our time. It will bring together policy makers, private sector executives, civil society representatives and development practitioners to take stock of existing mobilization efforts, discuss implementation challenges, and the transformative actions needed to overcome these. Key questions to be addressed include:

·   How can public-private alliances support healthy, transparent markets and resilient societies?

·   Which financial innovations can best support long-term sustainable investments?

·   Which policies and instruments are needed to crowd-in private finance?

·   What examples exist and how can they be mainstreamed and scaled up?

·   Why is this a good time for private investors and what are the opportunities?

Speakers

Managing Director, Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base

Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Meridiam Infrastructure

Chair of the Board, Transparency International

Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

MP, Secretary of State, UK Department for International Development

Governor, Central Bank of Sierra Leone

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on October 24, 2013 in Washington DC. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

President, World Bank Group