Centre for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS) recently hosted in Washington D.C., an inaugural Global Development Forum which had in attendance leaders from business, government, academia, non-governmental organisations, and the policy community.
The 2015 Global Development Forum held, Thursday, April 23, at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies’ headquarters, in Washington D.C., United States.
The event featured keynote addresses by The Honorable Ander Crenshaw, U.S. Representative, R-FL; and Dr. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director of the World Bank Group.
According to the organizers, the Breakout panel discussions is geared towards fostering dialogue on topics including private sector partnerships, capacity building and workforce development, innovative finance, the post-2015 global development agenda, Ebola recovery in West Africa, and the strategic role of development in overall U.S. foreign policy.
The event also featured over 40 speakers, including key stakeholders from United States government agencies, leading multilateral and non-governmental organizations, foreign governments, and the private sector.
With a significant reduction in extreme poverty and an increase in private financial flows to the developing world over the past two decades, the face of development is rapidly changing. According to the forum, meeting today’s challenges calls for innovation and effective partnerships across sectors, with an emphasis on improving governance and leveraging the role of the private sector.