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Rebuilding for Tomorrow: Supporting Private Enterprise in Conflict-Affected Situations

April 21, 2017 | 12:30 ET, 16:30 GMT


With over 1.2 billion people living in countries affected by conflict and instability, promoting the development of a robust private sector is a critical challenge on the global development agenda. In these fragile environments, private enterprises face complex political, regulatory, operational and security-related challenges. IFC is taking a new approach to promoting market growth and opportunity in these areas – expanding its presence on the ground and deploying new financial instruments to stimulate greater investment levels and local currency financing. This session will focus on how private firms operate in conflict-affected contexts, and seek to provide innovative ideas for how the development community can support private enterprise in these markets. 

Speakers

VP of New Strategic Business Development, Grupo M, Haiti

Partner, INICIA, Haiti

Managing Director, Cordaid Investment Management

President, Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional (FDN), Colombia

Minister of Finance, Sierra Leone, and Chair of the g7+ Group

Vice President, Economics and Private Sector Development, IFC

Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Oxford University