Catalyzing Private Finance for Development
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Catalyzing Private Finance for Development

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Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
Time: 19:00-20:15 GMT/ 3:00pm-4:15pm ET or convert time
Location: JDW Atrium, WBG Headquarters, Washington DC

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?

Related links:

From Billions to Trillions: MDB Contributions to Financing for Development

Webcast of the 2015 World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings Flagship event on financing for development

Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development

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President, World Bank Group
MP, Secretary of State, UK Department for International Development
Governor, Central Bank of Sierra Leone
Chair of the Board, Transparency International
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC
Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Meridiam Infrastructure
Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Managing Director, Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base