2:00—3:30 PM
The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Falk Auditorium

A New Agenda for Aid, Trade, and Investment

The Brookings Institution presents

A New Agenda for Aid, Trade, and Investment


Lilianne Ploumen
Minister for Foreign Trade & Development Cooperation
The Kingdom of the Netherlands

With Panelists
David Roodman
Senior Fellow
Center for Global Development

Joshua Meltzer
The Brookings Institution

Moderated by
Tamar Atinc
Visiting Fellow
The Brookings Institution

More than 1 billion people still live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1.25 per day. To eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, there is a pressing need to rethink development cooperation. The Dutch government is implementing a new approach that combines aid, trade and investment as catalysts for inclusive and sustainable growth . The policy differentiates between countries and calls for new alliances with the private sector.

On June 25, Global Economy and Development at Brookings will host the Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, who will deliver remarks on this new policy and how it aims to create employment opportunities and promote transfer of knowledge and skills. Brookings Fellow Joshua Meltzer and David Roodman of the Center for Global Development will join the panel discussion, moderated by Brookings Visiting Fellow Tamar Atinc.

After the program, panelists will take questions from the audience. Follow the conversation on Twitter at #AidTradeInvest.

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