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Public Event

A New Approach to Development Finance

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Philippe Le Houérou
Executive Vice President and CEO, International Finance Corporation (IFC)


Nancy Lee
Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development and former Deputy CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Bobby Pittman
Managing Director, Kupanda Capital

Vijaya Ramachandran
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development


Scott Morris 
Director of the US Development Policy Initiative and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development


Rajesh Mirchandani
Vice President of Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development


The world’s development challenges are far too vast for the old way of doing things. To generate the trillions of dollars necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, international institutions, policymakers and the private sector need a new approach that unlocks the power of private investment.  IFC Executive Vice President and CEO Philippe Le Houérou will address how his institution’s new strategy of “creating markets,” especially where they are weak or nonexistent, can help redefine development finance in an uncertain global economic environment. Following Le Houérou’s remarks, he will be joined by a stellar panel for a discussion of the private sector development agenda.

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Senior Policy Fellow
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Director of the US Development Policy Initiative, Co-Director of Sustainable Development Finance, and Senior Fellow

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Wednesday, February 8
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.