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Changing the Conversation on Development Finance

2015 is a landmark year that will define the global development agenda for the next 15 years. By year’s end, the world’s leaders are likely to adopt a new set of global development goals and reach a critical agreement on tackling climate change. Achieving both will require a paradigm shift in how development is financed.

This event will bring together all the key groups who will play a part. Development organizations, governments, the private sector and civil society, will discuss what it will take to finance development in a post-2015 world. The discussion will showcase the latest thinking on domestic resource mobilization, private sector leverage, and development financing mechanisms, solutions and initiatives that go beyond filling financing gaps.

The discussion will also explore how the World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund and regional multilateral development banks can use their unique platforms and diversity of finance and knowledge instruments to attract the financing needed to end extreme poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Founder and CEO, Rock Creek Group

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands

President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Prime Minister, Cote d’Ivoire

Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development, United States Treasury

Business Correspondent, BBC News (Moderator)

Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

Executive Director, Sovereign Investor Institute

Director, Bretton Woods II

Minister of International Development, Canada

President, European Investment Bank

Vice Chairman, General Electric Company

Co-Chair, LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group

Portrait of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Director General, World Trade Organization

President, Inter-American Development Bank

Secretary-General, United Nations

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

Former President, World Bank Group

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