Cities and Citizens: Game Changers for Inclusive Development

How can a city become a place where people are empowered, opportunities exist for all, and policies promote the well-being of its citizens? Can new technologies make governments more accountable to citizens? In this event, development leaders will discuss the transformative power of inclusive institutions and citizen engagement for enhancing accountability and improving public services for the poor. The panel will address the relationship between key elements of inclusiveness – institutions, governance, and citizen engagement – against the backdrop of rapid urbanization and social change, growing inequality, and rising crime and violence.

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Director of Urban Development and Accessibility, World Resources Institute

Mayor of Surabaya, Indonesia

Founder and President, I Watch

Vice President for Economic Opportunity and Assets, Ford Foundation

Secretary General, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

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